Grenville Dodge, builder of the Union Pacific Railroad, was a young Union officer serving under Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman during the Civil War. He also had interactions with President Abraham Lincoln and he here remembers them all in personal stories.
Highly respected and dependable, Dodge was promoted to general. Throughout the war, he socialized and made war plans with Grant and Sherman, and frequently reported to Lincoln.
Many of the anecdotes in this volume can be found nowhere else.
Intelligent, observant, and fully aware of the history he was part of, Dodge left us this wonderful volume, first published in 1914, of his memories of the great men who saved the Union.