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" When you first reached the vicinity of Vicksburg, I thought you should do what you finally did — march the troops across the neck, run the batteries with the transports, and thus go below; and I never had any faith, except a general hope that you knew... "
The Life and Administration of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History ... - Page 78
edited by - 1865 - 183 pages
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Grant Rises in the West: From Iuka to Vicksburg, 1862-1863

Kenneth Powers Williams - History - 1997 - 616 pages
...have done the country." After commenting on the fruitless efforts in the bayous, the President said: When you got below and took Port Gibson, Grand Gulf,...acknowledgment that you were right and I was wrong. Grant's reply was carried to Washington by Rawlins, with reports of the campaign, as well as rolls...
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Holland's Life of Abraham Lincoln

Josiah Gilbert Holland - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 552 pages
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Leaders of the American Civil War: A Biographical and Historiographical ...

Charles F. Ritter, Jon L. Wakelyn - History - 1998 - 465 pages
...generous letter Lincoln confessed he had thought Grant had made a series of mistakes in his campaign. "I now wish to make the personal acknowledgment that you were right, and I was wrong," he wrote (Easier, 6:326). The episode — the president's self-restraint in allowing Grant to proceed...
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Illinois Historical Journal, Volumes 79-80

Illinois - 1986
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The Whirlwind of War: Voices of the Storm, 1861-1865

Stephen B. Oates - History - 1999 - 864 pages
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That Fateful Lightning: A Novel of Ulysses S. Grant

Richard Parry - Fiction - 2000 - 355 pages
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That Fateful Lightning: A Novel of Ulysses S. Grant

Richard Parry - Fiction - 2000 - 355 pages
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Abraham Lincoln, the Writer: A Treasury of His Greatest Speeches and Letters

Abraham Lincoln - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2000 - 106 pages
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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

David J Eicher - History - 2002 - 992 pages
...country. ... I never had any faith, except a general hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo Pass expedition and the like could succeed. When you...make the personal acknowledgment that you were right as I was wrong." Lincoln finally had a major event to celebrate. 'The Father of Waters again goes unvexed...
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Grant

Jean Edward Smith - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 784 pages
...below; and I never had any faith, except in a general hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo Pass expedition, and the like, could succeed. When...vicinity, I thought you should go down the river and join Gen. Banks; and when you turned Northward East of the Big Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish...
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