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As he rode along his lines on his cream - colored horse he saw soldiers standing in groups , out of line , out of position . . . standing in panicky little knots of men . There was a feeling of defeat in the air .
He says in his Memoirs that he had become merely a spectator , and that his position was most embarrassing . Halleck began to approach the Confederate position at Corinth at a rate of speed resembling that of a tortoise which has ...
Grant's presence at the front with the army in Virginia put Meade in an anomalous and uncomfortable position . Meade offered to resign ... but let Grant tell it in his own words . He says ( Memoirs , Vol . II , p . 116 ) : .
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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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