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Poor Grant - Donelson got to his head as he berated Buell. And darn Halleck - sounds like Montgomerey...
Mar 12, 2012 07:00PM
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Glory
Glory is on page 212 of 781
Watching "How to Train Your Dragon" and getting animation-moded -- detrimental to Civil War mood. Anyway, between last post and now, 54 went to MS and saw Vicksburg!
Apr 14, 2012 09:19AM
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Glory
Glory is on page 206 of 781
Ah, pleasant to read all about Shiloh so close to its anniversary in a few weeks. I love how now I can picture the battle now and its participants. I can feel the famousness of it; like Gettysburg, there's a controversy (Wallace). Interesting how it parallels Waterloo (should read Bevin's Generals from Stuart). Grant, as always, firm and sure. I love the flow of the text. So enjoyable reading as M sleeps. Fulfilling.
Mar 16, 2012 12:43AM
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Glory
Glory is on page 178 of 781
Poor Grant, almost arrested from the Halleck messages fiasco. Quite interesting stuff. Nice to see CF Smith's so touching letter on Grant's humility. Aw wonderful.
Mar 13, 2012 08:54PM
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Glory
Glory is on page 167 of 781
Tremendous progress! Interesting tidbits throughout, a little sad he tries to cover his failures so much. Not like the "faultless" Lee we saw last night on A&E. Great reading on drive through Zilli area on way to LA. Quite exciting the battles at last.
Mar 08, 2012 02:40PM
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Glory
Glory is on page 122 of 781
Grant's message to the citizens of Paducah -- benevolent and ever clear.
Mar 07, 2012 12:07AM
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Glory
Glory is on page 115 of 781
Reading on drive to Wilton -- now Grant is off to war! Amazing the transformation to something he can excel in. So much info... His wanting the men to march rather than take the train, being understanding with his discipline -- so much deeper and compassionate a man than some bios let on.
Mar 04, 2012 07:05PM
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Glory
Glory is on page 98 of 781
Poor Grant! Always in bad luck. Met up with Sherman, also in straights, while peddling firewood in St. Louis. Met Longstreet and saw him for the last time before Appomattox to pay a debt, despite poverty. Freed his one slave at a time such men would go for $1000.
Feb 29, 2012 05:22PM
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Glory
Glory is on page 82 of 781
I reread past the point I read over en route to and back from LA. I come to this book with such a different air now! (as novel-research) Nice stories here: Longstreet hands the colors to Pickett, Grant goes up the church belfry with a gun. He grows to love the Mexican people. He marries Julia with grooms who will surrender to him at Appomattox. His treacherous journey across Panama and his personally aiding the sick.
Feb 28, 2012 07:38PM
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Glory
Glory is on page 65 of 781
Interesting reading indeed. So Lee was the engineer who found good routes in Mexico for Scott -- who isn't such a meany all the time. Grant cites his professionalism.
Jan 02, 2012 01:49PM
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Glory
Glory is on page 60 of 781
Gotta love Taylor and the poetic justice of a victory at Buena Vista. Winfield Scott is such a meany. Fascinating he is to Lee as Taylor is to Grant.
Dec 30, 2011 01:55PM
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