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The regiment , under the inspiration of Grant's energy , struggled to its feet . The sick men and the soldiers ' wives were put on mules , while the rest of the regiment started out on foot . There were children , too , in the ...
About the middle of May he was sent by the governor to muster in a new regiment at Mattoon — a small town near the center of the state . This regiment — the Twenty - first Illinois Volunteers — had been handled so incompetently that it ...
Within a week he had scraped off the regiment's hard crust , and found that there was nothing underneath but a lot of good - natured farm youths , full of high spirits and a little rough . He began to enforce discipline , and camp life ...
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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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