Under the Old Flag: Recollections of Military Operations in the War for the Union, the Spanish War, the Boxer Rebellion, Etc, Volumen1


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This two volume edition is a good companion for any avid historian although the author is rather egotistical and expounds upon his accomplishments and down plays his failures and set backs. Even with ... Leer comentario completo

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Página 219 - The effusion of blood you propose stopping by this course, can be ended at any time you may choose, by an unconditional surrender of the city and garrison. Men who have shown so much endurance and courage as those now in Vicksburg, will always challenge the respect of an adversary, and I can assure you, will be treated with all the respect due them as prisoners of. war. I do not favor the proposition of appointing commissioners to arrange terms of capitulation, because I have no other terms than...
Página 62 - I have served my country, under the flag of the Union, for more than fifty years; and as long as God permits me to live, I will defend that flag with my sword, even if my own native State assails it.
Página 45 - I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America...
Página 386 - Grant went into his tent, and, throwing himself face downward on his cot, gave way to the greatest emotion, but without uttering any word of doubt or discouragement.
Página 25 - The conspiracy is now known. Armies have been raised, war is levied to accomplish it. There are only two sides to the question. Every man must be for the United States or against it. There can be no neutrals in this war — only patriots or traitors.
Página 214 - We have gained the enemy's intrenchments at several points, but are brought to a stand.
Página 444 - I have seen but little generalship during the campaign. Some of our corps commanders are not fit to be corporals. Lazy and indifferent they will not even ride along their lines, yet without hesitancy they will order us to attack the enemy, no matter what their position or numbers.
Página 357 - Ridge, and gave him command of the cavalry corps of the Army of the Potomac. In...
Página 444 - On that day we had a murderous engagement. I say "murderous" because we were recklessly ordered to assault the enemy's entrenchments, knowing neither their strength nor position.
Página 157 - Eawlins gave the reasons clearly and emphatically for the faith that was in us, no one came to his support. Even Grant kept silent, though he tells us clearly enough in his memoirs, written many years afterward, that it was his purpose from the first to carry that plan into effect if the others failed.

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