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After the war , although Confederate money was worthless , the land that had been purchased with it still remained . The makers of war supplies , as well as their middlemen and agents , grew fat and pompous .
Supplies for the army were bought , in prodigious quantities , without adequate supervision . Fraud ceased to be a fine art , and became merely a rough handicraft . There was no need of finesse ; any one who could not make money out of ...
It would be Lee , instead of Grant , who would have to defend his line of supplies , for Grant could bring supplies and reënforcements by steamer up the James river , while Lee would have to depend on the two railroads that ran ...
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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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