The Life and Achievements of Admiral Dewey: From Montpelier to Manila (Classic Reprint)

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Nothing more to say. He had made up his mind at Manila as Farragut at Mobile, and the master stroke in the nineties was like an echo of that of the sixties. The daring Dewey was with Porter on the Colorado when our fleet bombarded Fort Fisher and prepared the way for the assault that won, and causing the disturbance of the Court of Inquiry Why Fort Fisher Had Not Been Taken, by the salute of one hundred guns fired because Fort Fisher had been taken. The cannonading of the fort by the fleet was a majestic display, one of the grandest that have jarred the globe, and, though the Confederates fought on, the guns of the navy, hurling tons of iron in showers, with the marksmanship that makes our gunners matchless, though not alone conclusive, battered the fort and covered the landing. The army and navy were hand in hand, as they should be, and there was enough glory to go around. The passing of Forts Jackson and St. Phillip on the Mississippi and the subjugation of New Orleans prevented the Confederates from breaking the blockade, for if they had completed the ironclads under way they could have held the mouths of the river. If Fort Fisher had not been taken the dangers of European intervention between the United States and the Confederacy would have been seriously increased. The events that closed the ports of New Orleans and Wilmington against European supplies for the Confederates announced the doom of the Confederacy almost as positively as the march of Sherman to the sea and the raid of Wilson through the Gulf States were the preliminaries of Appomattox. George Dewey participated gallantly in both the eventful operations that so decisively turned the scale in favor of the unity of the country in which all our countrymen now rejoice, and he was schooled for the coming time when his own achievements would obliterate sections and expand the nation. In the war of Giants that reached this auspicious result through tempests of battle and rivers of the blood of the brave, we find George Dewey at the front in glorious perils and events that shaped destiny from New Orleans to Wilmington, and we mark his footsteps from Montpelier to Manila. The country fondly waits to welcome the conquering hero home.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from The Life and Achievements of Admiral Dewey: From Montpelier to Manila It is not by phenomena that great lives are made up. No careers of high utility are the consequences of accident. The wrecks of manhood and womanhood that strew the ways are logical results. Cause and effect always can be traced. There are not corn, clover and wheat fields except where the seed is sown. Apples and peaches, hickory nuts and walnuts grow on their respective trees, grapes on vines; and the farmer who fails to plow does not reap. Nations are characteristic as fruits and grains and men. We run the same race that our fathers have run, though all the stars that were over their courses are not the same that are ours, and the climes and soils are remote and different. There are superstitions that Washington and Lincoln were created for the particular destinies they fulfilled. They were representative, typical of the causes and the peoples they served wisely, because they were the embodiments of the conditions, and there was harmony in their creation and calling. Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Thomas, Logan, Lee, the Johnsons, Longstreet, were stamped with Americanism. The luck of Grant was not drawn from a lottery. There was mathematics, not chance, behind it. Decatur, Perry, Rogers, Dewey have in their history the ineffaceable testimony of the north temperate zone of America as plainly as iron and gold are in our ores and become tempered steel and ringing coin when the furnaces glow and the hammers smite. Mutations of material are mechanical. Education from the principles that are primary to the products that are refined is the formative process of evolution. It is fancy declared by the fantastic that Admiral Dewey was more directly a descendant of the gods or of Alexander the Great than other Americans, though his blood can be traced nine generations in New England, yet he has as fine a pedigree among the gods as Alexander, and was as heroic a figure on the bridge of the Olympia as Alexander on his horse at Granicus. He had been in training from December 26, 1837, to May 1, 1898, in the common schools and the academy that taught arithmetic and grammar for the uses of peace and those that taught the arts of war on land and sea. His feats as a swimmer in the river that ran behind his father s house under the elms, maples and white birch trees prepared him for the plunge from his burning ship, when the last duty on her was done, into the river for which she was named. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # AAV9781331490333

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