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He knew that Taylor had barely five thousand men at Monterey , while the Mexican army in front of him had grown to fifteen thousand . Scott had not yet arrived at Vera Cruz , and could not possibly land there for some time .
Grant took up his headquarters at Savannah , on the other side of the river , and nine miles from the main body of his army . He went back and forth every day in a river steamer , going to work in the morning like a New York suburbanite ...
The business of the Army of the Potomac , as he conceived it , was to crush Lee's army and destroy it . His method of doing this was to invade Virginia from Washington and encounter Lee on his own ground .
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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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