Boy's life of General Grant by Thomas Wallace KnoxBoy's life of General Grant by Thomas Wallace Knox

Boy's life of General Grant

byThomas Wallace Knox

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... Grant's Trip To The West. 408 CHAPTER XXVI. Grant makes a tour through the Northern States.--Revisits Galena.--Citizens give him a house.--The new sidewalk.--Goes to Missouri and Ohio.--Visits the South.--Secretary of War ad interim.--Im peachment of Andrew JohnsoD.--Nominated for the presidency.--Elected.--His administration.--Re-elected.--Retirement.--Journey around the world.--In Cuba and Mexico.--Bankruptcy.--Writing his memoirs.--Disease.--Death. In the June following the surrender of Lee, General Grant made a trip through the Northern States, his main object being the fulfillment of a promise to attend a grand fair in Chicago, which was given for the benefit of disabled soldiers and their families. As a matter of course, he met a magnificent reception everywhere he went. In July he went to Saratoga, and from there to Boston, and thence made a tour through Maine and Canada, with his face turned towards his old home in Galena. Needless to say, one of the warmest receptions he received was in the place whence, four years before, he started for the war. The streets were thronged in every direction, and so densely that it was difficult to pass through the crowds. Magnificent arches spanned the streets; and he was driven in a carriage, with the mayor, to the house which the city had bought and presented to him, at a cost of sixteen thousand dollars. As they passed in front of the house, the mayor placed in his hands the title-deeds to the property, and called his attention to the sidewalk, which extended from the house to the railway station. As stated elsewhere in this volume, an arch across the street bore the announcement that the sidewalk had been built. Other houses in Washington and in Philadelphia were shortly afterwards presented to him, so that t...
Title:Boy's life of General GrantFormat:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217448380

ISBN - 13:9780217448383