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As early as May , 1861 , he sent to President Lincoln , through Governor Yates , a suggestion that the main attack on the Confederacy should be along the line of the Mississippi . This piece of ordinary common sense did not find much ...
The smooth yellow Mississippi comes out of the West , sweeps in mighty grandeur before the town , and flows toward the West again . Batteries placed on this elevation commanded the river for miles in each direction when the Confederates ...
3 About a hundred miles north of Vicksburg a tributary of the Yazoo runs close to the Mississippi . In former times the two rivers were connected by a waterway called Yazoo Pass , but the pass had been closed by a levee , as the great ...
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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
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