By Ian Frederick Finseth
This anthology brings jointly a large choice of either famous and extra imprecise writing from and in regards to the Civil battle, besides supplementary appendices to facilitate its use in classes. the decisions contain brief fiction, poetry, public addresses, diary entries, music lyrics, and essays from such figures as Walt Whitman, Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, and Louisa might Alcott, in addition to Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Jefferson Davis, and Ulysses S. supply. The writing not just comprises these at once curious about the warfare, but in addition these writing in regards to the conflict later on, to incorporate the point of view of ancient reminiscence. This assortment makes an ideal addition to any direction on Civil struggle background or literature in addition to classes on renowned reminiscence.
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Grant (1885–86) CHAPTER XVI – RESIGNATION – PRIVATE LIFE – LIFE AT GALENA – THE COMING CRISIS My family, all this while,6 was at the East. It consisted now of a wife and two children. I saw no chance of supporting them on the Pacific coast out of my pay as an army officer. I concluded, therefore, to resign, and in March applied for a leave of absence until the end of the July following, tendering my resignation to take effect at the end of that time. I left the Pacific coast very much attached to it, and with the full expectation of making it my future home.
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In the fall of 1858 I sold out my stock, crops and farming utensils at auction, and gave up farming. In the winter I established a partnership with Harry Boggs, a cousin of Mrs. Grant, in the real estate agency business. I spent that winter at St. Louis myself, but did not take my family into town until the spring. Our business might have become prosperous if I had been able to wait for it to grow. As it was, there was no more than one person could attend to, and not enough to support two families.