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On March 27 , 1847 , the town surrendered after Scott had battered his way through the walls . Despite the fierce resolutions hardly anybody died in the last ditch , though a few misguided patriots fired from second - story windows ...
Why not march down through the state to Savannah and connect there with the Union blockading fleet ? He would have to abandon his communications with the North , but what difference would that make ? He could live on the country .
On the twenty - seventh of March he was taken for a carriage drive in Central Park . It was a clear , sunny day . The park was full of children , and there was the sheen of serene lakes and of buds bursting into bloom .
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This biography of Grant extends into a history of his times. The writing is informed, elegant, readable, and interesting. And very quotable: "Certainly no man can be a Christian and a soldier at the ... Read full review
OBSESSIONS AND FANTASIES
THE UNWILLING SOLDIER
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