Campaigning With Grant

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Horace Porter (1837-1921) was an American soldier and diplomat who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. In the last year of the war, he served on the staff of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, writing a lively memoir of the experience: Campaigning With Grant.
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Overview

Horace Porter (1837-1921) was an American soldier and diplomat who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. In the last year of the war, he served on the staff of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, writing a lively memoir of the experience: Campaigning With Grant.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781434428455
  • Publisher: Wildside Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2010
  • Pages: 632
  • Sales rank: 1,065,212
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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ment in the field. The order was interpreted as a compliment, but was distasteful to me for many reasons, although I understood that the assignment was to be only temporary, and it was at a season when active operations in the field were usually suspended. It was a subject of much regret to leave General Thomas, for I had become greatly attached to him, and had acquired that respect and admiration for the character of this distinguished soldier which was felt by all who had ever come in contact with him. " Old Pap Thomas," as we all loved to call him, was more of a father than a commander to the younger officers who served under his immediate command, and he possessed their warmest affections. He and his corps commanders now made a written appeal to General Grant, requesting him to intercede and endeavor to retain me in the command. In the evening of the 5th of November I was sent for by General Grant to come to his headquarters. On my arrival, he requested me to be seated at the opposite side of the table at which he sat smoking, offered me a cigar, and said: " I was sorry to see the order of the Secretary of War calling you to Washington. I have had some other views in mind regarding your services, and I still hope that I may be able to secure the recall of the order, and to have you assigned to duty with me, if that would be agreeable to you." I replied eagerly, " Nothing could possibly be more agreeable, and I should feel most highly honored by such an assignment." He went on to say, "With this step in view, I have just written a letter to the general-in-chief," which he then handed me to read.1 1 Chattanooga, Tekn., being relieved as chief ordnance Nov. 5, 1863. officer inthe Department of the Cum- Maj.-gen. H. W. Halleck, berland, is represented by all officers ...
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    A very informative and interesting "insider look" at G

    A very informative and interesting "insider look" at General Grant and the last year of the Civil War.

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