By Ulysses S. Grant, Rod Paschall
After 3 lethal years of struggling with, President Abraham Lincoln had obvious 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 that they had been while the yankee Civil warfare began. The conflict was once at a stalemate with northern public help swiftly fading. Then, Lincoln summoned normal Ulysses S. provide, victor of the Vicksburg crusade, to come back East. In little over a 12 months, America's such a lot catastrophic armed clash ended, the Union was once preserved, and slavery was once abolished. This e-book info how those triumphs have been completed and within the telling earned overseas acclaim as an excellent instance of an English-language own chronicle
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Payne hesitated to trade with a boy, but asking his brother about it, the latter told him that it would be all right, that I was allowed to do as I pleased with the horses. I was seventy miles from home, with a carriage to take back, and Mr. Payne said he did not know that his horse had ever had a collar on. I asked to have him hitched to a farm wagon and we would soon see whether he would work. It was soon evident that the horse had never worn harness before; but he showed no viciousness, and I expressed a confidence that I could manage him.
Bailey confided to my mother the fact that Bartlett had been dismissed, and that the doctor had forbidden his son舗s return home. The Honorable Thomas L. Hamer, one of the ablest men Ohio ever produced, was our member of Congress at the time, and had the right of nomination. He and my father had been members of the same debating society (where they were generally pitted on opposite sides), and intimate personal friends from their early manhood up to a few years before. In politics they differed.
Switches were brought in bundles, from a beech wood near the school house, by the boys for whose benefit they were intended. Often a whole bundle would be used up in a single day. I never had any hard feelings against my teacher, either while attending the school, or in later years when reflecting upon my experience. Mr. White was a kind-hearted man, and was much respected by the community in which he lived. He only followed the universal custom of the period, and that under which he had received his own education.
Personal memoirs of U.S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant, Rod Paschall