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Momentous events in American history occurred in late March and early April in and around Petersburg, Virginia. The defeat of Major General George E.

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New York: The Century Co. Elihu B. The highest grade in the army theretofore created during the war had been that of major-general. The act became a law on February 26,and the nomination of General Grant was sent to the Senate by Mr. Lincoln on the 1 st of March, and confirmed on the 2 nd.

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On the 3 rd the general was ordered to Washington. I had set to work upon my duties in the Ordnance Bureau, and in the mean time had date a millionaire Kansas free several very kind messages from the general regarding the chances of my returning to the field.

On the evening of March 8, the President and Mrs. Lincoln gave a public reception at the White House, which I attended. The President stood in the usual reception-room, known as the "Blue Room," with several cabinet officers near him, and shook hands cordially with everybody, as the vast procession of men and women passed in front of him.

He was in evening dress, and wore Mission brides and dating turned-down collar a size too large. The necktie was rather broad and awkwardly tied. He was more of a Hercules than an Adonis.

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His height of six feet four inches enabled him to look over the he of most of his visitors. His form was ungainly, and the movements of his long, angular arms and legs bordered at times upon the grotesque. His eyes were gray and disproportionally small. His face wore a general expression of sadness, the deep lines indicating the sense of responsibility which native Bremerton WA meet upon him; but at times his features lighted up with a broad smile, and there was a merry twinkle in his eyes as he greeted an old acquaintance and exchanged a few words with him in a tone of familiarity.

He had sprung from the common people to become one of the most uncommon of men. Lincoln occupied a position on his right. For a time she stood on a line with him and took part in the reception, but afterward stepped back and conversed with some of the wives of the cabinet officers and other personal acquaintances who were in the room.

He had arrived from the West that evening, and had come to the White House to pay his respects to the President. He had been in Speed dating Newport Beach CA but once before, when he visited it for a day soon after he had left West Point. Although these two historical characters had never met before, Mr. Lincoln recognized the general at once from the pictures he had seen of him. With a face radiant with delight, he advanced rapidly two or three steps toward his distinguished visitor, and cried out: " Why, here is General Grant!

Well, this is a great pleasure, I assure you, " at the same time seizing him by the hand, and shaking it for several minutes with a vigor which showed the extreme cordiality of the welcome. The scene now presented was deeply impressive. Standing face to face for the first naughty dating Valley AL were the two illustrious men whose names will always be inseparably associated in connection with the war of the rebellion.

The President, who was eight inches taller, looked down with beaming countenance upon his guest.

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Although their appearance, their training, and their characteristics were in striking contrast, yet the two men had many traits in common, and there were numerous points of resemblance in their remarkable careers. Each was of Austin Texas TX rican guys dating origin, and had been compelled to learn the first lessons of life in the severe school of adversity.

Each had risen from the people, possessed an abiding confidence in them, and always retained a deep hold upon their affections.

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Each might have said to those who were inclined to sneer at his plain origin what a marshal of France, who had risen from the ranks to a dukedom, said to the hereditary nobles who free latin Visalia CA dating to snub him in Vienna: "I am an ancestor; you are only descendants. Both were conspicuous for the possession of that most uncommon of all virtues, common sense.

Both despised the arts of the demagogue, and shrank from posing fat dating Brownsville effect, or indulging in mock heroics. Even when their characteristics differed, they only served to supplement each other, and to Missouri guy flirting a still greater strength to the cause for which they strove. With hearts too great for rivalry, with souls untouched by jealousy, they lived to teach the world that it is time to abandon the path of ambition when it becomes so narrow that two cannot walk it abreast.

The statesman and the soldier conversed for a few minutes, and then the President presented his distinguished guest to Mr. The Secretary of State was very demonstrative in his welcome, and after exchanging a few words, led the general to where Mrs. Lincoln was standing, and presented woman seeking couple in Pueblo to her. Lincoln expressed much surprise and pleasure at the meeting, and she and the general chatted together very pleasantly for some minutes.

The visitors had by this time become so curious to catch a sight of the general that their eagerness knew no bounds, and they became altogether unmanageable. He succeeded in struggling through the crowd with the general until they reached the large East Room, where the people could circulate more freely.

This, however, was only dating foreigners in Evansville temporary relief. The people by this time had worked themselves up to a state of uncontrollable excitement.

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The vast throng surged and swayed and crowded until alarm was felt for the safety of the ladies. Cries now arose of "Grant! Seward, after some persuasion, induced the general to stand dating asian Vancouver women a sofa, thinking the visitors would be satisfied with a view of him, and retire; but as soon as they caught sight of him their shouts were renewed, and a rush was made to shake his hand.

The next day, March 9 th, the general went to the White House, free College Station tits invitation of Mr. Lincoln, for the purpose of receiving his commission from the hands of the President. While in Washington General Grant had been so much an object of curiosity, and had been so continually surrounded by admiring crowds when he appeared in the streets, and even in his hotel, that it had become very irksome to him. With his simplicity and total lack of personal free asian dating Boston Ma, he did not seem able to understand why he should attract so much attention.

The President had given him a cordial invitation to dine that evening at the White House, but he snapchat dating Arkansas to be excused for the reason that he would lose a whole day, which he could not afford at that critical period. On the 12 th the official order Avondale AZ man dating black woman issued placing General Grant in command of all the armies of the United States.

As the boat neared the shore, the general and several of us who were with him at the time walked down to the wharf, in order that the general-in-chief might meet his distinguished visitor and extend a greeting to him as soon as the boat made the landing. The group then went into the after-cabin. General Grant said: "I hope you are very well, Mr. It was rough, and I was considerably shaken up.

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My stomach has not yet entirely recovered from the effects. He said: "Try skout dating Merced glass of champagne, Mr. That is always a certain cure for seasickness. Lincoln looked at him for a moment, his face lighting up with a smile, and then remarked: "No, my friend; I have seen too many fellows seasick ashore from drinking that very stuff.

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Lincoln; "I want to take a look at those boys. I read with the greatest delight the given in Mr. He said they took six out of the sixteen guns black woman dating an Rockford IL man that day. I was opposed on nearly every side when I first favored the raising of colored regiments; but they have proved their efficiency, and I am glad they have kept pace with the white troops in the recent assaults.

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When professionals dating Salem OR wanted every able-bodied man who could be spared to go to the front, and my opposers kept objecting to the negroes, I used to tell them that at such times it was just as well to be a little color-blind. The camp of the colored troops of the Eighteenth Corps was soon reached, and a scene now occurred which defies description.

They beheld for the first time the liberator of their race — the man who by the stroke of his pen had struck the shackles from the limbs dating in Michigan electronic city their fellow-bondmen and proclaimed liberty to the enslaved. Always impressionable, the enthusiasm of the blacks now knew no limits. They cheered, laughed, cried, sang hymns of praise, and shouted in their negro dialect, "God bless Massa Linkum!

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The President rode with bared head; the tears had started to his eyes, and his voice was so broken polygamy Henderson NV dating emotion that he could scarcely articulate the words of thanks and congratulation which he tried to speak to the humble and devoted men through whose ranks he rode. The scene was affecting in the extreme, and no one could have witnessed it unmoved. All rights reserved.

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