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All up and down the Mississippi , and around every port occupied by Union troops , Southern cotton speculators bought cotton at ten or twelve cents a pound and resold it for fifty cents a pound in gold to buyers for Northern mills .
Porter was about to blow up his boats and try to escape when Sherman's troops arrived unexpectedly on the squashy banks of the creek . They drove off the Confederates , but it took three days to raise the trees from the stream so the ...
Meade commanded 118,000 troops against Lee's 62,000 . Grant's plans went to pieces through the incompetency of General Butler . Butler's advance up the James threw Petersburg and Richmond into a wild state of alarm .
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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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