By Ulysses S. Grant, Rod Paschall
After 3 lethal years of scuffling with, President Abraham Lincoln had noticeable a bit growth within the West opposed to the Confederacy, yet in general theater of operations, Virginia, the strains have been virtually precisely the place they'd been whilst the yank Civil battle all started. The battle was once at a stalemate with northern public aid speedily fading. Then, Lincoln summoned basic Ulysses S. furnish, victor of the Vicksburg crusade, to return East. In little over a 12 months, America's such a lot catastrophic armed clash ended, the Union used to be preserved, and slavery was once abolished. This e-book info how those triumphs have been completed and within the telling earned overseas acclaim as a good instance of an English-language own chronicle
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Dr. Bailey was a proud and sensitive man, and felt the failure of his son so keenly that he forbade his return home. There were no telegraphs in those days to disseminate news rapidly, no railroads west of the Alleghanies, and but few east; and above all, there were no reporters prying into other people舗s private affairs. Consequently it did not become generally known that there was a vacancy at West Point from our district until I was appointed. I presume Mrs. Bailey confided to my mother the fact that Bartlett had been dismissed, and that the doctor had forbidden his son舗s return home.
Much of the time, I am sorry to say, was devoted to novels, but not those of a trashy sort. I read all of Bulwer舗s then published, Cooper舗s, Marryat舗s, Scott舗s, Washington Irving舗s works, Lever舗s, and many others that I do not now remember. Mathematics was very easy to me, so that when January came, I passed the examination, taking a good standing in that branch. In French, the only other study at that time in the first year舗s course, my standing was very low. In fact, if the class had been turned the other end foremost I should have been near head.
Personal memoirs of U.S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant, Rod Paschall