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Personal memoirs / Ulysses S. Grant ; introduction by Geoffrey Perret.

Personal memoirs / Ulysses S. Grant ; introduction by Geoffrey Perret.
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885.
New York : Modern Library, 1999.

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xxx, 702 p. : ill., maps; 24 cm.
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Modern Library war
Uniform Title
  • Personal memoirs of U.S. Grant
  • Modern Library war.
Alternative Title
Personal memoirs of U.S. Grant
  • Autobiographies
  • Biographies
  • History
  • Autobiographies.
  • Originally published: New York : C.L. Webster, 1885.
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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • General Grant Writes his Memoirs -- Ch. I. Ancestry -- Birth -- Boyhood -- Ch. II. West Point -- Graduation -- Ch. III. Army Life -- Causes of the Mexican War -- Camp Salubrity -- Ch. IV. Corpus Christi -- Mexican Smuggling -- Spanish Rule in Mexico -- Supplying Transportation -- Ch. V. Trip to Austin -- Promotion to Full Second-Lieutenant -- Army of Occupation -- Ch. VI. Advance of the Army -- Crossing the Colorado -- the Rio Grande -- Ch. VII. Mexican War -- the Battle of Palo Alto -- the Battle of Resaca De La Palma -- Army of Invasion -- General Taylor -- Movement on Camargo -- Ch. VIII. Advance on Monterey -- the Black Fort -- the Battle of Monterey -- Surrender of the City -- Ch. IX. Political Intrigue -- Buena Vista -- Movement Against Vera Cruz -- Siege and Capture of Vera Cruz -- Ch. X. March to Jalapa -- Battle of Cerro Gordo -- Perote -- Puebla -- Scott and Taylor -- Ch. XI. Advance on the City of Mexico -- Battle of Contreras -- Assault at Churubusco -- Negotiations for Peace -- Battle of Molino Del Rey -- Storming of Chapultepec -- San Cosme -- Evacuation of the City -- Halls of the Montezumas -- Ch. XII. Promotion to First Lieutenant -- Capture of the City of Mexico -- the Army -- Mexican Soldiers -- Peace Negotiations -- Ch. XIII. Treat of Peace -- Mexican Bull Fights -- Regimental Quartermaster -- Trip to Popocatepetl -- Trip to the Caves of Mexico -- Ch. XIV. Return of the Army -- Marriage -- Ordered to the Pacific Coast -- Crossing the Isthmus -- Arrival at San Francisco -- Ch. XV. San Francisco -- Early California Experiences -- Life on the Pacific Coast -- Promoted Captain -- Flush Times in California -- Ch. XVI. Resignation -- Private Life -- Life at Galena -- the Coming Crisis -- Ch. XVII. Outbreak of the Rebellion -- Presiding at a Union Meeting -- Mustering Officer of State Troops -- Lyon at Camp Jackson -- Services Tendered to the Government
  • Ch. XVIII. Appointed Colonel of the 21st Illinois -- Personnel of the Regiment -- General Logan -- March to Missouri -- Movement Against Harris at Florida, Mo. -- General Pope in Command -- Stationed at Mexico, Mo -- Ch. XIX. Commissioned Brigadier-General -- Command at Ironton, Mo. -- Jefferson City -- Cape Girardeau -- General Prentiss -- Seizure of Paducah -- Headquarters at Cairo -- Ch. XX. General Fremont in Command -- Movement Against Belmont -- Battle of Belmont -- a Narrow Escape -- After the Battle -- Ch. XXI. General Halleck in Command -- Commanding the District of Cairo -- Movement on Fort Henry -- Capture of Fort Henry -- Ch. XXII. Investment of Fort Donelson -- the Naval Operations -- Attack of the Enemy -- Assaulting the Works -- Surrender of the Fort -- Ch. XXIII. Promoted Major-General of Volunteers -- Unoccupied Territory -- Advance Upon Nashville -- Situation of the Troops -- Confederate Retreat -- Relieved of the Command -- Restored to the Command -- General Smith -- Ch. XXIV. Army at Pittsburg Landing -- Injured by a Fall -- the Confederate Attack at Shiloh -- the First Day's Fight at Shiloh -- General Sherman -- Condition of the Army -- Close of the First Day's Fight -- the Second Day's Fight -- Retreat and Defeat of the Confederates -- Ch. XXV. Struck by a Bullet -- Precipitate Retreat of the Confederates -- Intrenchments at Shiloh -- General Buell -- General Johnston -- Remarks on Shiloh -- Ch. XXVI. Halleck Assumes Command in the Field -- the Advance Upon Corinth -- Occupation of Corinth -- the Army Separated -- Ch. XXVII. Headquarters Moved to Memphis -- on the Road to Memphis -- Escaping Jackson -- Complaints and Requests -- Halleck Appointed Commanderin-Chief -- Return to Corinth -- Movements of Bragg -- Surrender of Clarksville -- the Advance Upon Chattanooga -- Sheridan Colonel of a Michigan Regiment -- Ch. XXVIII. Advance of Van Dorn and Price -- Price Enters Iuka -- Battle of Iuka
  • Ch. XXIX. Van Dorn's Movements -- Battle of Corinth -- Command of the Department of the Tennessee -- Ch. XXX. Campaign Against Vicksburg -- Employing the Freedmen -- Occupation of Holly Springs -- Sherman Ordered to Memphis -- Sherman's Movements Down the Mississippi -- Van Dorn Captures Holly Springs -- Collecting Forage and Food -- Ch. XXXI. Headquarters Moved to Holly Springs -- General McClernand in Command -- Assuming Command at Young's Point -- Operations above Vicksburg -- Fortifications about Vicksburg -- the Canal -- Lake Providence -- Operations at Yazoo Pass -- Ch. XXXII. Bayous West of the Mississippi -- Criticisms of the Northern Press -- Running the Batteries -- Loss of the Indianola -- Disposition of the Troops -- Ch. XXXIII. Attack on Grand Gulf -- Operations Below Vicksburg -- Ch. XXXIV. Capture of Port Gibson -- Grierson's Raid -- Occupation of Grand Gulf -- Movement up the Big Black -- Battle of Raymond -- Ch. XXXV. Movement Against Jackson -- Fall of Jackson -- Intercepting the Enemy -- Battle of Champion's Hill -- ch. XXXVI. Battle of Black River Bridge -- Crossing the Big Black -- Investment of Vicksburg -- Assaulting the Works -- Ch. XXXVII. Siege of Vicksburg -- Ch. XXXVIII. Johnston's Movements -- Fortifications at Haines's Bluff -- Explosion of the Mine -- Explosion of the Second Mine -- Preparing for the Assault -- the Flag of Truce -- Meeting with Pemberton -- Negotiations for Surrender -- Accepting the Terms -- Surrender of Vicksburg -- Ch. XXXIX. Retrospect of the Campaign -- Sherman's Movements -- Proposed Movement Upon Mobile -- a Painful Accident -- Ordered to Report at Cairo -- Ch. XL. First Meeting with Secretary Stanton -- General Rosecrans -- Commanding Military Division of Mississippi -- Andrew Johnson's Address -- Arrival at Chattanooga -- Ch. XLI. Assuming the Command at Chattanooga -- Opening a Line of Supplies -- Battle of Wauhatchie -- on the Picket Line
  • Ch. XLII. Condition of the Army -- Rebuilding the Railroad -- General Burnside's Situation -- Orders for Battle -- Plans for the Attack -- Hooker's Position -- Sherman's Movements -- Ch. XLIII. Preparations for Battle -- Thomas Carries the First Line of the Enemy -- Sherman Carrier Missionary Ridge -- Battle of Lookout Mountain -- General Hooker's Fight -- Ch. XLIV. Battle of Chattanooga -- a Gallant Charge -- Complete Rout of the Enemy -- Pursuit of the Confederates -- General Bragg -- Remarks on Chattanooga -- Ch. XLV. Relief of Knoxville -- Headquarters Moved to Nashville -- Visiting Knoxville -- Cipher Dispatches -- Withholding Orders -- Ch. XLVI. Operations in Mississippi -- Longstreet in East Tennessee -- Commissioned Lieutenant-General -- Commanding the Armies of the United States -- First Interview with President Lincoln -- Ch. XLVII. Military Situation -- Plans for the Campaign -- Sheridan Assigned to Command of the Cavalry -- Flank Movements -- Forrest at Fort Pillow -- General Bank's Expedition -- Colonel Mosby -- an Incident of the Wilderness Campaign -- Ch. XLVIII. Commencement of the Grand Campaign -- General Butler's Position -- Sheridan's First Raid -- Ch. XLIX. Sherman's Campaign in Georgia -- Siege of Atlanta -- Death of General McPherson -- Attempt to Capture Andersonville -- Capture of Atlanta -- Ch. L. Grand Movement of the Army of the Potomac -- Crossing the Rapidan -- Entering the Wilderness -- Battle of the Wilderness -- Ch. LI. After the Battle -- Telegraph and Signal Service -- Movement by the Left Flank -- Ch. LII. Battle of Spotsylvania -- Hancock's Position -- Assault of Warren's and Wright's Corps -- Upton Promoted on the Field -- Good News from Butler and Sheridan -- Ch. LIII. Hancock's Assault -- Losses of the Confederates -- Promotions Recommended -- Discomfiture of the Enemy -- Ewell's Attack -- Reducing the Artillery
  • Ch. LIV. Movement by the Left Flank -- Battle of North Anna -- an Incident of the March -- Moving on Richmond -- South of the Pamunkey -- Position of the National Army -- Ch. LV. Advance on Cold Harbor -- an Anecdote of the War -- Battle of Cold Harbor -- Correspondence with Lee -- Retrospective -- Ch. LVI. Left Flank Movement Across the Chickahominy and James -- General Lee -- Visit to Butler -- the Movement on Petersburg -- the Investment of Petersburg -- Ch. LVII. Raid on the Virginia Central Railroad -- Raid on the Weldon Railroad -- Early's Movement upon Washington -- Mining the Works before Petersburg -- Explosion of the Mine before Petersburg -- Campaign in the Shenandoah Valley -- Capture of the Weldon Railroad -- Ch. LXIX. Sherman and Johnston -- Johnston's Surrender to Sherman -- Capture of Mobile -- Wilson's Expedition -- Capture of Jefferson Davis -- General Thomas's Qualities -- Estimate of General Canby -- Ch. LXX. End of the War -- the March to Washington -- One of Lincoln's Anecdotes -- Grand Review at Washington -- Characteristics of Lincoln and Stanton -- Estimate of the Different Corps Commanders.
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