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I have commissioned McClernand to raise an army and capture Vicksburg by way of the Mississippi . ” And Porter added that he did not like McClernand , even if Lincoln did . Grant reflected a moment . If he could get to Vicksburg ahead ...
The houses of Vicksburg would then be visible on the sky - line , across the river , but the place could not be reached , and the army would be as useless as if it were a hundred miles away . Perhaps I have not yet made clear the nature ...
If Destiny ever brought the man and the hour together it was when Grant stood before Vicksburg . § 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 ...
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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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