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Ulysses S.
Grant
Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
 
Ulysses S. Grant
 
Considered among the greatest of military memoirs, these two volumes were an immediate bestseller. With the help of his publisher, Mark Twain, Grant wrote to the last month of his life to leave a legacy for his family after being defrauded a year earlier of his estate.
 
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CONTENTS
Bibliographic Record    Preface
NEW YORK: C.L. WEBSTER, 1885–86
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2000
 
 
  1. Ancestry—Birth—Boyhood
  2. West Point—Graduation
  3. Army Life—Causes of the Mexican War—Camp Salubrity
  4. Corpus Christi—Mexican Smuggling—Spanish Rule in Mexico—Supplying Transportation
  5. Trip to Austin—Promotion to Full Second-Lieutenant—Army of Occupation
  6. Advance of the Army—Crossing the Colorado—The Rio Grande
  7. The Mexican War—The Battle of Palo Alto—The Battle of Resaca de la Palma—Army of Invasion—General Taylor—Movement on Camargo
  8. Advance on Monterey—The Black Fort—The Battle of Monterey—Surrender of the City
  9. Political Intrigue—Buena Vista—Movement against Vera Cruz—Siege and Capture of Vera Cruz
  10. March to Jalapa—Battle of Cerro Gordo—Perote—Puebla—Scott and Taylor
  11. 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
  12. Promotion to First Lieutenant—Capture of the City of Mexico—The Army—Mexican Soldiers—Peace Negotiations
  13. Treaty of Peace—Mexican Bull Fights—Regimental Quartermaster—Trip to Popocatapetl—Trip to the Caves of Mexico
  14. Return of the Army—Marriage—Ordered to the Pacific Coast—Crossing the Isthmus—Arrival at San Francisco
  15. San Francisco—Early California Experiences—Life on the Pacific Coast—Promoted Captain—Flush Times in California
  16. Resignation—Private Life—Life at Galena—The Coming Crisis
  17. Outbreak of the Rebellion—Presiding at a Union Meeting—Mustering Officer of State Troops—Lyon at Camp Jackson—Services Tendered to the Government
  18. 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.
  19. Commissioned Brigadier-General—Command at Ironton, Mo.—Jefferson City—Cape Girardeau—General Prentiss—Seizure of Paducah—Headquarters at Cairo
  20. General Fremont in Command—Movement against Belmont—Battle of Belmont—A Narrow Escape—After the Battle
  21. General Halleck in Command—Commanding the District of Cairo—Movement on Fort Henry—Capture of Fort Henry
  22. Investment of Fort Donelson—The Naval Operations—Attack of the Enemy—Assaulting the Works—Surrender of the Fort
  23. 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
  24. The 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
  25. Struck by a Bullet—Precipitate Retreat of the Confederates—Intrenchments at Shiloh—General Buell—General Johnston—Remarks on Shiloh
  26. Halleck Assumes Command in the Field—The Advance upon Corinth—Occupation of Corinth—The Army Separated
  27. Headquarters Moved to Memphis—On the Road to Memphis—Escaping Jackson—Complaints and Requests—Halleck Appointed Commander-In-Chief—Return to Corinth—Movements of Bragg—Surrender of Clarksville—The Advance upon Chattanooga—Sheridan Colonel of a Michigan Regiment
  28. Advance of Van Dorn and Price—Price Enters Iuka—Battle of Iuka
  29. Van Dorn’s Movements—Battle of Corinth—Command of the Department of the Tennessee
  30. The 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
  31. 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
  32. The Bayous West of the Mississippi—Criticisms of the Northern Press—Running the Batteries—Loss of the Indianola—Disposition of the Troops
  33. Attack on Grand Gulf—Operations below Vicksburg
  34. Capture of Port Gibson—Grierson’s Raid—Occupation of Grand Gulf—Movement up the Big Black—Battle of Raymond
  35. Movement against Jackson—Fall of Jackson—Intercepting the Enemy—Battle of Champion’s Hill
  36. Battle of Black River Bridge—Crossing the Big Black—Investment of Vicksburg—Assaulting the Works
  37. Siege of Vicksburg
  38. 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
  39. Retrospect of the Campaign—Sherman’s Movements—Proposed Movement upon Mobile—A Painful Accident—Ordered to Report at Cairo
  40. First Meeting with Secretary Stanton—General Rosecrans—Commanding Military Division of Mississippi—Andrew Johnson’s Address—Arrival at Chattanooga
  41. Assuming the Command at Chattanooga—Opening a Line of Supplies—Battle of Wauhatchie—On the Picket Line
  42. Condition of the Army—Rebuilding the Railroad—General Burnside’s Situation—Orders for Battle—Plans for the Attack—Hooker’s Position—Sherman’s Movements
  43. Preparations for Battle—Thomas Carries the First Line of the Enemy—Sherman Carries Missionary Ridge—Battle of Lookout Mountain—General Hooker’s Fight
  44. Battle of Chattanooga—A Gallant Charge—Complete Rout of the Enemy—Pursuit of the Confederates—General Bragg—Remarks on Chattanooga
  45. The Relief of Knoxville—Headquarters Moved to Nashville—Visiting Knoxville—Cipher Dispatches—Withholding Orders
  46. Operations in Mississippi—Longstreet in East Tennessee—Commissioned Lieutenant-General—Commanding the Armies of the United States—First Interview with President Lincoln
  47. The Military Situation—Plans for the Campaign—Sheridan Assigned to Command of the Cavalry—Flank Movements—Forrest at Fort Pillow—General Banks’s Expedition—Colonel Mosby—An Incident of the Wilderness Campaign
  48. Commencement of the Grand Campaign—General Butler’s Position—Sheridan’s First Raid
  49. Sherman’s Campaign in Georgia—Siege of Atlanta—Death of General McPherson—Attempt to Capture Andersonville—Capture of Atlanta
  50. Grand Movement of the Army of the Potomac—Crossing the Rapidan—Entering the Wilderness—Battle of the Wilderness
  51. After the Battle—Telegraph and Signal Service—Movement by the Left Flank
  52. Battle of Spottsylvania—Hancock’s Position—Assault of Warren’s and Wright’s Corps—Upton Promoted on the Field—Good News from Butler and Sheridan
  53. Hancock’s Assault—Losses of the Confederates—Promotions Recommended—Discomfiture of the Enemy—Ewell’s Attack—Reducing the Artillery
  54. 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
  55. Advance on Cold Harbor—An Anecdote of the War—Battle of Cold Harbor—Correspondence with Lee Retrospective
  56. Left Flank Movement across the Chickahominy and James—General Lee—Visit to Butler—The Movement on Petersburg—The Investment of Petersburg
  57. 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
  58. Sheridan’s Advance—Visit to Sheridan—Sheridan’s Victory in the Shenandoah—Sheridan’s Ride to Winchester—Close of the Campaign for the Winter
  59. The Campaign in Georgia—Sherman’s March to the Sea—War Anecdotes—The March on Savannah—Investment of Savannah—Capture of Savannah
  60. The Battle of Franklin—The Battle of Nashville
  61. Expedition against Fort Fisher—Attack on the Fort—Failure of the Expedition—Second Expedition against the Fort—Capture of Fort Fisher
  62. Sherman’s March North—Sheridan Ordered to Lynchburg—Canby Ordered to Move against Mobile—Movements of Schofield and Thomas—Capture of Columbia, South Carolina—Sherman in the Carolinas
  63. Arrival of the Peace Commissioners—Lincoln and the Peace Commissioners—An Anecdote of Lincoln—The Winter before Petersburg—Sheridan Destroys the Railroad—Gordon Carries the Picket Line—Parke Recaptures the Line—The Battle of White Oak Road
  64. Interview with Sheridan—Grand Movement of the Army of the Potomac—Sheridan’s Advance on Five Forks—Battle of Five Forks—Parke and Wright Storm the Enemy’s Line—Battles before Petersburg
  65. The Capture of Petersburg—Meeting President Lincoln in Petersburg—The Capture of Richmond—Pursuing the Enemy—Visit to Sheridan and Meade
  66. Battle of Sailor’s Creek—Engagement at Farmville—Correspondence with General Lee—Sheridan Intercepts the Enemy
  67. Negotiations at Appomattox—Interview with Lee at McLean’s House—The Terms of Surrender—Lee’s Surrender—Interview with Lee after the Surrender
  68. Morale of the Two Armies—Relative Conditions of the North and South—President Lincoln Visits Richmond—Arrival at Washington—President Lincoln’s Assassination—President Johnson’s Policy
  69. 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
  70. The 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
  71. Conclusion
  72. Appendix


 
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