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To those who attended the shrine of Mars he seemed a very unmilitary figure , not only on his first day , but for many months thereafter . His shoulders had a noticeable stoopthe result of his back - bending labor as a child ; and he ...
So caucuses were held , and small portions of comfort were passed around while David Wilmot was admonished earnestly , and finally sent back into obscurity , § 4 During the eight months that Grant stayed in Mexico City he became ...
For a few months this paper money was at par — until July , 1861 — and then it began to sink in value . By September of 1862 a Confederate paper dollar was worth fifty cents in gold ; by August of 1863 , twelve Confederate dollars 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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THE UNWILLING SOLDIER
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