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The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: October 1, 1867-June 30, 1868
     

The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: October 1, 1867-June 30, 1868

by John Y Simon (Editor), J. Thomas Murphy (Editor), David L. Wilson (Editor), John Y. Simon (Editor)
 

In spite of his public silence, Grant was caught in the dispute between Congress and President Andrew Johnson. His position became intolerable after Johnson publicly accused Grant of dishonesty.

The same sense of duty that sent Grant to war in 1861 gave him no alternative to accepting the Republican nomination. "I could back down without, as it seems to me,

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In spite of his public silence, Grant was caught in the dispute between Congress and President Andrew Johnson. His position became intolerable after Johnson publicly accused Grant of dishonesty.

The same sense of duty that sent Grant to war in 1861 gave him no alternative to accepting the Republican nomination. "I could back down without, as it seems to me, leaving the contest for power for the next four years between mere trading politicians, the elevation of whom, no matter which party won, would lose to us, largely, the results of the costly war which we have gone through." From Washington, Grant monitored events in both the South and the West. He felt that military government could protect the citizenry when civil government faltered and endorsed the efforts of the congressional Indian Peace Commission.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809316939
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1991
Series:
U S Grant Papers Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author

John Y. Simon, editor of the Grant Papers, is professor of history, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

David L. Wilson, associate editor of the Grant Papers, is associate professor of history, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

J. Thomas Murphy, assistant editor of the Grant Papers, is completing his doctoral degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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