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If there had been a possibility of success the army would have fought its way through , but how can men march for miles along a a winding mountain road that is swept from one end to the other by cannon fire ? At the further end there ...
When it was once there he set it up again and opened fire on the Mexican troops inside the city . The fire from the steeple was so damaging to the enemy that General Worth sent for Grant to compliment him on its effectiveness .
It was impossible to cook food , to make coffee , to light a fire , in such a driving storm . Grant and his staff spent the night in a ramshackle farm - house , lying on the floor . But if Grant's army was in bad shape , that of the ...
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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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