Attached is a Civil War reminiscence that had originally appeared in a Missouri newspaper concerning the Union General U.S. Grant (1822 – 1885) when he was a lowly colonel assigned to guard the railroads along the Salt River in Northeast Missouri and how he got along with the local population:
"He talked politely in a calm, dispassionate way, and never with heat or anger. Some of those who visited his camp in those days quote him as saying that if he had considered the war merely to free slaves he would have taken his command and joined the South..."
Click here to read about the son of General Grant and his memories of his father at Vicksburg.
Click here to read about
General Grant's march on Richmond.
Click here to read an 1862 review about the Civil War photographs of Mathew Brady.