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work of Horace Greeley on “ The American Conflict,” and the admirable and most interesting Military History of Gen. Badeau. Wherever anecdotes were authentic they have been inserted, as anecdotes often reveal character more clearly than great achievements.

In a word, the book has been written for the masses of the people, and from a desire to furnish an accurate and complete Life of Grant and Colfax in a compact form for general circulation. It is but justice to add, that the author has been encouraged in the work by the offer of the publishers to prepare an edition at about the cost of manufacture ; thus placing it within the reach of all those brave men whom Gen. Grant led to victory in war, and the millions of his countrymen whom he is to lead to more glorious vic

tories in peace.

CHARLES A. PHELPS.

Boston, July 9, 1868.

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Capture of Grand Gulf. — Marches on Jackson. — Abandons his

Base. — His Determination. - His Energy. - Feeds his Army
off the Country. — Anecdote of Frederick the Great. — Genius

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