Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

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CHAPTER XIV.
GEN. GRANT AND HIS FAMOUS WAR HORSE "CINCINNATI." CHAPTER XIV. FIRST MEETING WITH SECRETARY STANTON --GENARAL ROSE- CRANS--COMMANDING MILITARY DIVISION OF MISSISSIPPI -- ANDREW JOHNSON'S ADDRESS--ARRIVAL AT CHATTANOOGA --ASSUMING THE COMMAND AT CHATTANOOGA --OPENING A LINE OF SUPPLIES--BATTLE OF WAUHATCHIE --ON THE PICKET LINE--CONDITION OF THE ARMY --REBUILDING THE RAILROAD-- Genaral BURNSIDE'S SITUATION--ORDERS FOR BATTLE--PLANS FOR THE ATTACK --HOOKER'S POSITION -- SHERMAN'S MOVEMENTS--PREPARATIONS FOR BATTLE -- THOMAS CARRIES THE FIRST LINE OF THE ENEMY--SHERMAN CARRIES MISSIONARY RIDGE--BATTLE OF LOOKOUT MOUN- TAIN--GENARAL HOOKER'S FIGHT .

THE reply (to my telegram of October 16, 1863, from Cairo, announcing my arrival at that point) came on the morning of the 17th, directing me to proceed immediately to the Galt House, Louisville, where I would meet an officer of the War Department with my instructions. I left Cairo within an hour or two after the receipt of this dispatch, going by rail via Indianapolis. Just as the train I was on was starting out of the depot at Indianapolis a messenger came running up to stop it, saying the Secretary of War was coming into the station and wanted to see me.

I had never met Mr. Stanton up to that time, though we had held frequent conversations over the wires the year before, when I was in Tennessee. Occasionally at night he would order the wires between the War Department and my headquarters to be connected, and we would hold a conversation for an hour or two. On this occasion the Secretary was accompanied by Governor Brough of Ohio, whom I had never met, though he and my father had been old acquaintances. Mr. Stanton dismissed the special train that had brought him to Indianapolis, and accompanied me to Louisville.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Introduction vii
  • Preface. 7
  • Contents 9
  • Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. 15
  • Chapter II 32
  • Chapter III 54
  • Chapter IV 74
  • Chapter V 98
  • Chapter VI 115
  • Chapter VII 137
  • Chapter VIII 160
  • Chapter IX 187
  • Chapter X 220
  • Chapter XI 250
  • Chapter XII 279
  • Chapter XIII 312
  • Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. Vol. II 345
  • Chapter XIV 347
  • Chapter XV 381
  • Chapter XVI 423
  • Chapter XVIII 505
  • Chapter XIX 563
  • Chapter XX 599
  • Chapter XXI 635
  • Index 667
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