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AN INTRODUCTORY WORD.
lion, one of the very few who have rendered illustrious the nineteenth century.
To show his important share in the momentous events through which the nation has passed since 1861, and to present some of the reasons why millions of the American citizens whose fidelity to the flag never faltered regard him as the true leader in the grave emergency depending on the election of 1880, this book is written about Grant.
XXV. THE PERIL OF SOLIDITY
XXVI. THE BATTLE AND THE BATTLE-GROUND
XXVII. THE NATIONAL NEED, —“A STRONG Man"
“ In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven destroy the government; while I have the most solemn one to preserve, protect, and defend it.'" ABRAHAM LINCOLN: First Inaugural.
“I don't know any thing about making speeches; that is not in my line : but we are forming a company in Galena, and mean to do what we can for putting down the Rebellion. If any of you feel like enlisting, I will give you all the information and help I can." -GRANT's First Speech.