Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant - Chapters 40 through 49 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 40 through 49 Summary and Analysis

In chapter forty, Grant arrived in Cairo and was sent on to Louisville, where he met Secretary of War Stanton. Grant said he'd never before met Stanton, though they'd conversed on several occasions. Grant was assigned to command the Military Division of Mississippi. Grant traveled to Alabama where he met with Rosecrans, another commander who had troops in serious distress at Chattanooga. Grant said that Rosecrans had good suggestions to alleviate the situation and that he didn't understand why Rosecrans hadn't already put the plans in place. At Grant's request, Sherman was transferred to take over the command of the Army of Tennessee which was headquartered near Grant's location. In chapter forty-one, Grant tours the area and the first order of business is to create a workable supply line. He said that it was obvious that the troops were...

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