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1866

Subject:

Military & War

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1st Edition, Illustrated

Topic:

Civil War (1861-65)

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American


PREFACE

 

 

 

 

THE LIFE AND CAMPAIGNS OF LIEUT.-GEN. U. S. GRANT

 

 

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The Life and Campaigns of Lieut.-Gen. U.S. Grant, from His Boyhood to the Surrender of Life. Including an Accurate Account of Sherman's great march from Chattanooga to Washington, and the final Official Reports of Sheridan, Meade, Sherman, and Grant. With Portraits on Steel of Stanton, Grant, and His Generals, and other Illustrations. By Rev. P. C. Headley. tc Published By The Derby and Miller Publishing Co., No. 5 Spruce Street, New York. ©1866.

Green hardcover with gilt titles and decorations. Gold title letters on spine. Shelf wear. The binding is tight with no missing or loose pages. Back hinge broken but still in secure condition. Corners are bumped with a little fraying. Pages slightly toned, and have very little light scattered foxing throughout. The book for its age is in very good condition. Front cover has gilt decoration in gold Thanks to Grant "The First Act of the Thirty Eighth Congress." 720 wonderful pages. It measures approx. 9” tall by 6" wide. Pictures are a part of the description.

 

 

 

PREFACE. 

The personal history of a Nation's benefactor will always interest the people whom he has signally served. Lieutenant-General Grant rose from humble life to the highest position of military power, with no effort to attain it beyond unassuming and unwearied devotion to 
the Republic, during the period of its greatest peril and trial. Of such a man, the humblest citizen desires to know every detail of his career, from his boyhood to his later and more eventful years. 

In this volume it has been the endeavor of the author to gratify that natural curiosity, tc by giving well-authenticated incidents of his life. For much information the author is indebted to family friends of General Grant; for others, to the writings of Larke, Carleton, Richardson, Nichols, and other historians of the war. It is believed, that what is written is historically correct; indeed, there is no better test than the able and succinct reports of the great captains, Grant, Sherman, Meade, and Sheridan, which are included in this volume. 

The largest portion of the work is devoted to the early history of General Grant, and his Western Campaign, because they cover by far the longest period; although the decisive events of his grand military career were compressed into less than one year. The reader will not undervalue the possession of all the important orders and reports of General Grant, whose pen is wielded with no less effect, in its field of service for the army and country, than his sword. The sketches of subordinate commanders are from reliable sources; and no effort has been spared to present a faithful account of the grand armies and their 
chieftains, whose skill and heroism rescued the Republic from the hands of those who sought to destroy it. 

If the biography shall add to the popular acquaintance with the great and good man whom we all delight to honor, tc and deepen the love of any of the citizens of the glorious land, on whose bloody battle-fields the beams of peace have just begun to shine, to him who, under the Divine guidance, gave us that peace, and to the country of his birth, the author s labor will not have been in vain.




CONTENTS. 


CHAPTER I. THE FAMILY AND BOYHOOD OF GENERAL GRANT. 

The Grants Emigrate from Scotland. Their Home in America. The Removal to the Far West. Residence in Ohio. The Orphan Boy. The Widow takes her Family to Maysville, Kentucky. Jesse Marries. The New Home. Birth of Ulysses. The Origin of his Name. Anecdotes of the Boy. Struggles to Secure an Education. The Appointment to a Cadetship in the United States 
Military Academy at West Point


CHAPTER II. YOUNG GRANT S LIFE AND EXPERIENCE AT WEST POINT ACADEMY. 

The Young Cadet leaves Home for the banks of the Hudson. Passes the Examination. The Situation of the Military Academy. Course of Instruction. Examinations. Crimes and Penalties. Restraints. Order of Duties. The Drill and Parade. Encampment. U. S. Grant's Experience in the Academy 


CHAPTER III. GRANTS CLASSMATES. HIS SERVICE IN THE MEXICAN WAR. 

Cadet Grant's Classmates and Companions. He is created Lieutenant. Goes to St. Louis to Guard the Frontier. The Indian Depredations and their Wrongs. The comparative Monotony of the Regular Service in time of Peace broken. The War with Mexico. The Lieutenant's First Engagement. Marches. Palo Alto. Resaca do la Palrna, Yera Cruz. Molino del Rey. Chapultepec. Testimony to Grant's Bravery. Close of the War. Leaves the Army for Business in St. Louis 


CHAPTER IV. GRANT ON THE FARM IN THE STORE AND IN THE REBELLION. 

Captain Grant turns his Attention to Agriculture. Tries the Office of Collector. tc The Business unsuited to his Taste. Removes to Illinois to Engage in the Leather Trade. The Rebellion Arouses his Patriotic and Martial Spirit. Tenders his Services to the State. First Work. Is created Colonel. Successful Command. Is commissioned Brigadier-General. Ordered to Missouri. Amusing Incident. In Command of the Port at Cairo. Action at Fredericktown. Belmont. Touching Scenes after Battle. General Hunter succeeds General Fremont 


CHAPTER V. A NEW ORDER OF THINGS. 

A new Order of Things. Advance upon the Enemy. Naval Attack. Picket-Shooting. Discipline of Marching Troops. Protection of Private Property. Reconnoissance. Hard Marches. Plans of Campaign. Commodore Foote and his Fleet. Sails for Fort Henry to act in concert with General Grant. Reaches the Fortress. After waiting for Land-Forces, Bombards the Works. The Surrender. General Grant s Report. General Tilghman's Testimony to his Conqueror's high qualities of Character 


CHAPTER VI. THE ATTACK UPON FORT DONELSON, AND ITS RESULTS. 

General Grant turns his Attention to Fort Donelson. The Plan of Advance. The March. Bivouac. The Morning of Battle. The Conflict opens. The Struggle of Thursday. The Rebels Victorious. The Heroism of Wallace s Troops. The Tide of Battle turns. The Council of War. The Victory. The Second Conclave of Rebel Generals. The Surrender. The General Joy. General Grant's Report. Incidents. Fine Commemorative Lines 


CHAPTER VII. HABITS OF MAJOR- GENERAL GRANT. 

Rumors about the Habits of Major-General Grant. Amusing Incident. Enlarged Field of Action. Congratulations to his Army. Movements of the Fleet. General Grant's Discipline, Sword Presentation. Enlarged Command. Preparations for Conflict at Corinth. The advance to Pittsburg Landing. The Plans of the Enemy. He Surprises the Union Army. The Battle of Sunday. The arrival of General Buell. General Grant Victorious. Congratulations. 
A Christian Hero.


CHAPTER VIII. RECONNOISSANCE TOWARD COEINTH. 

Reconnoissance toward Corinth. Movements on the Mississippi River. Capture of New Orleans. Beauregard alarmed. Calls upon the Planters to burn their Cotton. Cavalry Skirmish near Corinth. Reconnoissance toward Jackson, Tennessee. Troops concentrate at Pittsburg Landing. General Grant's Command further Enlarged. Enemies again assail his Reputation. Hon. Mr. Washburne's Defense. General Halleck's Confidence in Grant. Siege and Evacuation of Corinth.


CHAPTER IX. THE PURSUIT. GENERAL GRANTS WESTERN COMMAND. 

The Pursuit. Colonel Elliott's Cavalry. Sheridan. Sherman takes Holly Springs. tc General Halleck called to Washington. General Grant succeeds him in the Western Command. He takes care of disloyal Citizens, Editors, and the Guerrillas. Guards the rights of loyal People. The Contrabands. Refugees, A Rebel Letter to General Grant. West Point Generals in the War. The Position of the Armies. Their Advance. luka. A bloody Battle. Victory. Pursuit of the Enemy. Congratulations. Effort to restore the former condition of things in the State. General Bragg gets near the Capital 


CHAPTER X. GENERAL GRANT'S NEW COMMAND. HIS INTEGRITY. 

General Grant's New Command. Its Limits and Sub-divisions. Preparation for a Grand Campaign. Reconnoitering. Protects Citizens. A new Staff. Light Marching. The Contrabands. Robbery in Camp. Regulation of Trade. The Jews Expelled from the Department. Anecdote Illustrating General Grant's Integrity. On to Vicksburg. Plans for Assaulting or Investing the City. The Army in Motion. Holly Springs Taken by the Rebels. General Grant's Campaign Interrupted. General Sherman's Advance 


CHAPTER XI. DEFENSE OF MILITARY POSTS. GENERAL GRANT'S CONGRATULATIONS. 

Heroic Defense of Military Posts. The Commanding General's Congratulations. General Sherman Reaches and Attacks Vicksburg. The Expedition Fails. The Reason. President's Proclamation. McClernand at Vicksburg. Suspected Disloyalty of Illinois Troops. The Regiment Relieved of the Charge. Army Movements. Attempts to find a Passage through Bayous and Canals to Vicksburg. The Water-courses Abandoned 


CHAPTER XII. NAVAL MOVEMENTS TOWARD VICKSBURG. 

A new Plan for Seizing the Prize. Admiral Farragut passes Port Hudson. Description of the Terrific Scene. The Rams Lancaster and Switzerland make a fruitless Attempt to run the Batteries. The Army Advance. The Exhausting Marches. Admiral Porter s Ships confront Vicksburg in a night-passage of the Works. The Peril. The Success and Exultation.


CHAPTER XIII. CAVALRY MOVEMENTS. THE ADVANCE. 

The Cavalry Enter the Lists in Daring Adventures. Colonel Grierson's Groat Raid. Strange and Amusing Scenes. The Cavalry Generals. The Army Advance. Porter's Fleet Co-operates. The March. A Battle. Occupation of Port Gibson. Telegrams of General Grant and Governor Yates. Feints to deceive the Enemy. General Sherman s Movements. General Grant's care of his Army 


CHAPTER XIV. THE ARMY APPROACH VICKSBURG. 

General Grant's Head-Quarters moved forward to Hawkinson's Ferry. The Rebel Governor Alarmed. General Grant's Congratulatory Order. He Telegraphs to Washington. Fall of Jackson. The Army at Bolton. Clinton. Champion's Hill. Crossing the River. The Investment of the City 


CHAPTER XV. THE SIEGE AND SURRENDER OF VICKSBURG. 

General Grant falls Back. The slower work of a Siege. The Troops Ready for it. Anecdotes of General Grant. Amusing Scenes. Various Movements, The Sapping and Mining. Mine Exploded. An Exciting Struggle. The Siege goes on. The Rebels begin to feel the Death-grasp of General Grant. General Pemberton opens Correspondence. The Surrender of the City 


CHAPTER XVI. THE OCCUPATION OF VICKSBURG. ORDER OF MARCH. 

The Occupation of the City. The Value of the Possession. Incidents. tc The Appearance of the Conquered. The Dead. Rebel Bill of Fare. Grant and his Cigar. Port Hudson hears the Tidings of Victory. Correspondence between the hostile Commanders. The Surrender of the Fortress. General Grant's Report of the great Achievement. The President's Congratulations. One of his Anecdotes. 


CHAPTER XVII. SIEGE OF JACKSON. GENERAL GRANTS TOUR. 

General Johnston Alarmed. Retires to his Defenses at Jackson. Addresses his Troops. Investment of the City by Sherman. Raids. Incidents of the Siege. General Grant Relaxes the Sternness of Military Rule. His Care of the Negroes. He makes a Tour of Observation. Festival at Memphis. Visits General Banks at New Orleans. Grand Review. Meets with an Accident Resumes Active Command 


CHAPTER XVIII. A NEW CAMPAIGN. CHATTANOOGA. 

Chickamauga. Rosecrans Defeated there. Preparations for a New Campaign. General Grant moves up the Mississippi. Again at Vicksburg, Caring for his Command. A Board and Medal of Honor. General Sherman on the March for Chattanooga. General Grant meets the Secretary of War. Enlarged Command. The Enemy Alarmed. Affected Mirth. Chattanooga Relieved. Preparations for Decisive Battle. The Bloody Contest. General O'Meara


CHAPTER XIX. TEE ENEMY RETREATING. GENERAL GRANT RECEIVES THE RANK AND COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL. 

The Pursuit of the Enemy. Reprisals and Skirmishes. Battle at Ringgold. Longstreet at Knoxville. His Retreat. Congratulations by the President. Thanksgiving. General Hardee succeeds Bragg. General Grant's Health. General Scott's Opinion of him. Expressions of Popular Regard. The Proposition and Discussion in Congress of the Rank of Lieutenant-General. Mr. Washburne's Speech. The Bill Passed. General Grant Appointed to the Command 


CHAPTER XX. A NEW CAMPAIGN. NEW HONORS. 

A new Campaign. Congressional Action. Deserters from the Enemy. Loyal Citizens protected. Army Supplies received. General Grant inspects his Department at St. Louis. Popular Demonstrations of Admiration. Characteristics. General Grant is notified of his appointment to the Rank of Lieutenant-General. Interesting Correspondence with Sherman on the subject. His Tour of Inspection. Enters upon his new Duties 


CHAPTER XXI. GENERAL GRANT AND THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. ITS LEADING GENERALS. 

A Ball-room on the Battle-field. General Grant's idea of such Warlike Preparations. A Fancy Officer. The Pause and Crisis. The Opening Campaign and its Field. Incidents. Sketch of Major-General George Gordon Meade. Major-General Philip Henry Sheridan. 


CHAPTER XXII. THE LEADING GENERALS IN THE CAMPAIGN. 

Sketches of Major-General William Tcoumsch Sherman. Major-General George H. Thomas. Major-General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick. Major-General Olirer O. Howard. Major-General James Birdseye McPherson 


CHAPTER XXIII. THE ARMY IN THE WILDERNESS. 

The Order to March. The Grand Advance. The Wilderness. tc The Meeting in Battle of the Hostile Armies. The Fighting of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The Midnight March. The Enthusiastic Welcome of the Lieutenant-General by the troops. Sabbath, May 7th. The Death of Generals Sedgwick and Hays. A Splendid Charge by Hancock s Troops. Coolness of General Grant A Pause in the Race for Richmond. Telegrams from the Seat of War. The Struggle Renewed. Severe Battle. The Field. The Fortunes of the Day.


CHAPTER XXIV. THE DEEPENING CONFLICT. 

The Struggle renewed. General Grant's skillful Movements of his Army. Cold Harbor. The grand March to the James River. Assault on Petersburg. Incidents. Burnside s Mines. Naval Victories. General Grant and the Grandmother of General McPherson. General Sherman and Affairs in the South west.


CHAPTER XXV. THE CLOSING SCENES OF THE WAR. 

The vast Combinations of the Lieutenant-General unfolding. The Hollowness of the Confederacy. General Sheridan s Successes. General Thomas. General Sherman's startling Campaign. The Beginning of the New Year. General Lee. Fort Steadman. The closing Battles and Scenes of the Rebellion. General Lee's Flight. The Pursuit. The Surrender. Sherman and Johnston. Johnston surrenders. The remaining Rebel Forces follow 


CHAPTER XXVI. GENERAL GRANT'S MOVEMENTS AFTER THE SURRENDER. 

General Grant visits Burlington and Philadelphia. A munificent Gift. General Grant's Acceptance of it. Returns to Washington. Capture of Jeff. Davis. The Grand Review. General Grant makes a Tour to New York and New England. Goes to the British Provinces. Incidents at Quebec. Journey to the West. Scenes along the Route. At President Lincoln s Tomb. Among 
his Old Friends. General Grant's Character.


CHAPTER XXVII. REPORTS OF GENERALS MEADE, SHERIDAN, SHERMAN, AND GRANT. 

General Meade's Report of the Potomac Army. General Sheridan's Account of his Splendid Achievements. The Story of the Unrivaled Sherman's Great March. General Grant's Final and Great Report of the closing Campaign of the War.


ILLUSTRATIONS

ON STEEL. 

LIEUTENANT-GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT. 
HON. EDWIN M. STANTON, SECRETARY OF WAR. 
MAJOR-GENERAL W. T. SHERMAN. 
MAJOR-GENERAL P. H. SHERIDAN. 
MAJOR-GENERAL GEO. H. THOMAS. 
MAJOR-GENERAL GEO. G. MEADE. 
MAJOR-GENERAL J. B. McPHERSON. 
MAJOR-GENERAL O. O. HOWARD. 
GENERAL JUDSON KILPATRICK.


ON WOOD. 

BIRTH-PLACE OF GRANT, AT POINT PLEASANT, OHIO. 
SURRENDER OF FORT DONELSON. 
BATTLE OF PITTSBURG LANDING. 
SURRENDER OF VICKSBURG. 
BATTLE AT CHATTANOOGA. 
BATTLE OF THE WILDERNESS. 
SHERMAN'S MARCH FROM ATLANTA. 
SHERIDAN'S CAVALRY CHARGE. 
SURRENDER OF LEE TO GRANT. 
THE GRANT AND SHERMAN TESTIMONIALS.


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