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Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers

J. Walker McSpadden

Book Overview: 

These 12 stories give a personal portrait of twelve famous soldiers from the past two centuries. Each story explores the early life of the solder —to trace his career up from boyhood through the formative years. Such data serves to explain the great soldier of later years.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .My men are nearly starving," he began—

"What do you need?" interrupted Grant; and gave instant orders that the defeated army should be supplied with rations.

"Tell the boys to go home and go to work," he said.

That was Grant.


  1822. April 27. Ulysses Simpson Grant born.
  1839. Received appointment to U. S. Military Academy, West Point.
  1843. Graduated.
  1845. Went as second-lieutenant to join Taylor's forces in Mexico.
  1848. Brevetted captain for gallantry.
  1848. Married Julia T. Dent.
  1854. Resigned his army commission.
  1861. Re-entered army at outbreak of Civil War. Commissioned
         colonel, then brigadier-general.
  1863. Made major-general.
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