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" ' " Assistant ejor William Barnes, Dan ,el . Zahm. ' , General Ulysses S. Grant. ' An,iritimatepcrsonal friend of Lieucenanfc .. . General Grant, , who has known him from hia bovhooi, turnishes the 'National Intel ligencer an authentic! biographical sketch of :thia distinguished officer, whose bril liant and signal services, during the past year, have raised him so rapidly,' as well as deservedly, to his present exalted posi tion. Hia present distinguished, rank and great responsibilities impart a deep and wide interest to the memoir of the illustrious soldier, and ia sufficient reason for transferring, the most salient features of this sketch to our columns : - - UI3 BIRTIT AND PARENTAGE. ' ; , GenJ Grant was born at Point Pleasant, Clermont county,' Ohio, on the 27th day of April, 1822, and is consequently only in .his 42d . year. . His father, 'Jesse H. Grant, a tanner by trade, tis a native of Pennsylvania, and was born in "Westmore land county, in 1791, and is" now living at Covington, Ky. The Grant family ij of Scotch extraction. In the early part of the sixteenth century two- brothers emigrated from Scotland to the. colonies; one settled ia Connecticut, and the other in Xew Jersey. From the one who loca ted in the former colony have sprung the Grants of . the North, and from the one in thelat.ter, the Grants of the South. The mother of Geueral' Orant was Hannah Simpscn, a woman remarkable for good sense, attention to her domestic du tips, and serious Christian character, blend ed with easy manners.'" She is a type of the mothers who produced, the heroes of tho Revolution. In -1818 she removed, with her ' father, John " Simpson, from Montgomery couuty, Pennsylvania, where she wa3 born, to Clermont county, Ohio,' and was wedded in June, 1821; with her present husband. .Ulysses is the first child born of that marriage, and the "S." in his name stands for Simpson, the name of his mother's family. It 13 significant, however, that the initials ;U. S." stand for the Uted States, and "Unconditional Surrender," by which sobriquet he is so well and favorably known in the army. Jesse 11. Grant emiganted,-with uis father's family, to the Northwestern Tcr-' ritbry in 1779, and settled in what is now Columbiana county, Ohio. . In 1S04, the family removed to DeeriielJ, in what is now j Portage county. J esse subsequently went j to liavenna, and for a few years 'carried on a tannery there. In 1820,, he located in Southwestern Ohio, where, as we have j , ll . I, - I ' ' i' seen, uis liiasirious son was uorn.. . FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS: j . i in father and, sou, that mixture of cor diality with reserve, of resolution with caution, and earnestness with soberness, so prominent in Scotch character, are so striking that one might reckon on a more immediate foreisrn exti'action. . Like his' traitorous opponent,' Joe Johnston, though j American for several generations, uen. Grant is Scotch in many of his qualities: In his boyhood he - always exhibited a business turn, and he was never without some particular purpose in hand requiring t responsibility, perseverance, and zeal ; serious enough' for one mature in years. I An incident in point will illustrate this. ; At the age of twelve he aspired to the management of his father's draught team, and was entrusted with it for the purpose of hauling some heavy, hewed logs, which were to be. loaded with the aid of levers and ' the usual appliances of several stout men. He came with his team and found the logs, but notJ.be men. . A boy of more imaginative genius, and of equal but dif ferently directed contrivance, might have, laid down to listen or dream,' or build houses with chips. Not so with this boy, who, unlike others, acted ,upoQ tnc idea that where there : was a will : there was a way, and hesitated 'not at the undertaking.. Observing; a fallen' tree, having a gradual slope he unhitched hi3 horses,' attached them to a log,:.drew it horizontally to the tree,' and then :'drew one end .of it upto the inclined trunk, higher than the wagon track, and so as. to project a, few feet over, and th us con tinued o' operate' "until , he had brought several to1 this 'position'. Next he; backed the I wagon 1 under the rojecting ends, and finally,, one by - one, itched to and drew the logs lengtnwise across the fallen trunk on- the wagon, hitched up again and returned; with hia load to his astonished father. :;,-f; EARLY EDUCATION.; ' ' . r.T !. -In early life,;young. Gra,nt showed a faculty for business; was fond of school, and. learned rapidly. .Ilia opportunities for Acquiring knowledge 'were, 'however, limi ted. : His father's circumstances being moderate at the j-ime, and aa Ulysses was useful to him, he had but little more than three winter months to attend school,' and those only the common' ones kept' in the EBENSBURG, PA THURSDAY, MAUGH village whee be ' lived. , When ' he was seventeen he manifested a strong desire to receive ani education. Hi3 father sua:- gested West Pint, which, meeting the approval of hiffl j he at onco wrote to the late Senator thoma3 Mortis, of Ohio to gain -him admission into that institu tion. -Mr. Morris replied to Mrv Grant that he had disposed of his right to rec ommend a cadet, but that there was a vacancy in the district occasioned by the failure of a young man by the name-of Bailey to pass an examination, and advised him to4 write to the thenTvepresentative, Hon! Thomas L. Hosmer, on the subject, Mr. Grant did so and was successful in his application. Who knows but there was a providence in the failure of Cade Bailey in order to make room for hia now illustrious successor? " i 11 ' . ' ;'v , . ENTERS ACADEMY AT WEST rOINT. j. On "the 1st of July, 1839, Gen. Grant entered the Academy in a class of about one hundred," and - while at West Point did;not seem to be particularly attracted by, speculating , philosophy, but was . re markably fond, of the jinore solid , and concrete forms ;of demonstrative mathe matics and of the experimental exercises. Uo was the only one that had not studied the course at least one year, and many of them had received a collegiate education. Only thirtynine of the cumber graduated, he graduating in the middle of that num ber, June oOth, 1843, and was soon after attached to the Fourth Ilegiment of Uni ted States Infantry as lirevet Second Lieutenant. , The regiment was , then stationed at Jefferson Barracks, near. St. Louis. : In the same class we find the names :of fifteen others who are", now Geaerala in the Uuion and Rebel armies. SERVES W'TIl 'GEX. TAYLOR IX MEXICO In the summer' of 184-1 the Fourth Regiment was removed to Natchitoches, TiOuisiana, and in 1815 to Corpu3 Christi, where Lieut. Gen. Grant was promoted to a First Lieutenant, on the oOth of Sep-J ternber. -: ne served under. Gen. Taylor, and participated in the . bittles of Palo Alto, and Ilesaca de la Palma and Mon terey, and with Gen. Scott from Vera Cruz to, the. City of Mexico, lie was twice brevetted for gallant services, receiving the rank of brevet captain for meritorious conduct on the 13th of September, 1847, at the storming of Chapultepec. He was in all of Taylor's and Scott's battles that it was possible for one man to be in, and was eulogized by his commanding officers, as may be seen by reference to their re ports, and that of the Secretary of War. BEITAVES WITH" GREAT GALLANTRY. . Gen. Worthhighly complimented Lieut. Grant in his' report. . Major Francis Lee, commanding the Fourth Infantry, in his report says : Second Lieut. Grant behaved with distinguished gallantry on the 13th and 14th." Brevet Col. John Garland, com manding the first Brigade at Chapultepec, says : ."I must not omit to call attention to Lieut! Grant, Fourth Infantry, who acquit ted, himself most nobly upon, several occasions tinder my own observation." . In the same memorable engagement Grant assisted Capt. Horace Brooks, Second Infantry, to carry a strong field-work, and turn the enemy's light. F6r these meri torious services Congress awarded him a brevet captaincy in the. regular nrmy, which" was confirmed in January, 1855. After the conclusion of the warj the Fourth returned to the , Atlantic States, with headquarters at Detroit and Sackett's Harbof. Grant was retained as quarter master of the regiment. MARRIES i - x. MISS DENT PROMOTED TO . A J ..:)-, . CAPTAINCY, &C. . ' Soon after ' his return from Mexico, Lieut. Grant married a Mis3 pent, of St. Tiduis, (Mo.,) a. lady of refinement and 'clegaut manners. . ... ! In 1852 the Fourth Infantry was order ed ttt Oregon, where Grant was promoted to a full captain in the regular army,- aud as signed to a company stationed .four hun dred miles in the interior of California. After two years separation , from his fami ly he resigned and came home, settling in St. Louis county, Mo., but in 1859 remov ed to Galena,- Illinois, and entered his father's leather and saddlery store. 1 : STORMING "IF FORT SUMTER RAISES A ' -ci I :f tCOMrANYn : . : -! 'When the first news of the storming of Sumter was received, sounding liko an alaTm bell over the ltepublic,'hg remarked to-'his' family that' the Government had dducated him for the army, and its claims upon him were paramount to anyptherf, He directed the raising, organizing, and drilling a company, 'and went with it to Springfield, where he mustered it into service. Soon after, . he. was appointed Adjutant : General and mustering, officer for S,tate troops.) .; f . "V .. IS, COMMISSIONED A BRIGADIElVQENliRAL. ' ; About thc;middle'of June Capt. Grant visited his f ether's family at Covington, Ky., and while there Gov. Yates appoint ed him Colonel of the Twenty-first Illinois Volunteer Infantry. This regiment was eomposed of three months' men.' They said that with Grant for commander they would re-enlist for ' three years, which nearly a thousand of them did; Col. Grant took the regiment and drilled it for four weeks, w"hen he was ordered to the field. He marched his men one hundred miles in six days, and then put them on a train for the remainder of the way to northern Missouri. Several regiments were in that part of the State at. the timev but no Generals, and although Grant was the youngest Colonel, ho was' requested to assume command. On the 9th of August Tie wa3 commissioned Brigadier General and ordered to Irontoh, in south Mis30uri, where :an attack was threatened by the forces under Jeff. Thompson. He soon put the place in a state of, defence, and was then ordered to Jefferson. City, which was also threatened with an ; attack. Re-: maining there about ten days he was again ordered to the sputh part cf the State, and put in; command of a district composed of southeast Missouri and south ern Illinois, with headquarters at Cairo. On arriving at that place he found that the rebels had possession , of (?olumbu3; eighteen miles below, and were coming in large force to occupy Pad ucah,J Ky. He immediately loaded several steamers with troops,. and arrived there in time before the rebels could get 'possession, and thus saved the place, which he put in command of Gen. Smith, and turned hi attention to Columbus. Before, however, being ready to move cn the works at that po.int, the Government callei for five regiments of his troops, which left him without suffi cient force ti successfully assail them. About the first of November he was or dered by Fremont to make "a demonstra tion on Belmont. The object wns to pre vent the rebels from reinforcing Price or JefL' Thompson. Grant, 'however, was not responsible lor the attack: except as to the time and manner of it. In making it ho only obeyed his superior officer. In a few days after Gen. Grant took possession of Paduoah, at the mouth of the Tennessee river. September 6, 1861, he occupied Southland, at the mouth of the Cumberland, ' aud "garrisoned both places. By these Timely and judicious movements he blockaded those rivers and opened two important ' bases for future operations. -s 1 ' . ' Now it was that he started upon that splendid career which has conferred such imperishable glory upon his name We pass over the intermediate details of a series of brilliant operations, which are familiar to the. reader, and which have thrilled the heart of the nation with joy. GEN. GRANT AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN. ' r In i85o we find Grant a private citizen on a small piece of ground near St. Louis, from which ho was often seen to haul jvood, dressed in. a farmers garb,' to sell at Carondelet, a village adjoining that city. .Many- citizens there recollect the delivery by him, at their wood-houses, of the honest load. In the summer, he had recourse to collecting for business houses, but does.mot seem to have shown any great skill in. the arc of" dunning. The father a tinner, the son rately comes nearer to a joke than when he expresses some pride in his knowledge of hides, leather, and the art of tanning, while the nation praises him for what he knows ;of the art of war. Roger Sherman was never ashamed to own. his trade of shoemaking, and his knowledge ct leather, cn0nc oc casion, served an important public pur pose. So with Grant.: In his' hour of greatness, he docs not disdain to ackuowl edge his earlier associations, which men of far less merit and more pretensions would1 do. Ho is humble, plain, and practical, and perhiits no fame, dressed in dazzling and bewildering allurements,; to obscure or destroy his simplicity and usefulness as a man or agent. y ,HIS HABITS. . v . .-. -' -Tho public have often heard the charge that Grant is a dissipated man,' and how desirous "the President was to give other Generals some of the same kind of whisky he drinks, that he is an inveterate smoker, dresses like a laborer, &c The first of these accusations is happily entirely un true. As to the rest, the public very naturally, in the absence of . authentic particulars imagine the frequent counter parts which go to i make up the' popular notion of a. jovial i good fellow' ot the sporting sort, with that peculiar swagger of- good ' haturcd demagoguery. which makes so much 3puiious eminence in this country,, arid i which covers itself from damaging' scrutiny hy; some contagious joke or jolly buffoonery. -Nothing could be more mistaken. General Grant, like his mother before , him' never, jokes and rarely laughs.. Ho never :uses a nrofano 31, 1864. or in'decent word, abhors dispute, and has never - had a personal controversy in his lif with boy or man, never made a speech, led a faction, or engaged in idle sport; never sad, he is never gay ; always cordial and cheerful, yet always reserved. If he cannot be perfectly sincere, he is perfectly silent. Tolerant yet enthusiastic, he is always moderate, alway3 earnest. ' He seems destitute of ostentation and totally unqualified to display himself even to gratify reasonable curiosity, yet ia not ashamed of himself, and appears to con template his early and his lata career with equal and simple satisfaction. In a word, there appears, nothing of him that is not sterling, rather than shining the solid Partheon without the false gods who lodged in it. HIS ABILITIES AS AN EXECUTIVE OFFICER Gen. Grant is the best executive and administrative officer in the army. His Department has certainly been conducted with remarkable ability and skill; Gen. Lander onco sail be was the best fighting General in the world. Gen. Uallcck says he is" the best field officer in the service. Gen. Farrsworth says he is no ' carpet knight.' Generals 'Logan and Blair say he has strategy and more military judg ment, genius and caution than any other officer. All these eulogies, coming from such high authorise.", do no more than justice to the man, and prove the appre- tiauve capacities or uieir autnors. J.nc amount acd varied duties and labor voivmg on -a general witn sucn a com mand as he ha3 is incalculable, arid yet it i3 said by his staff, several of whom are first-class lawyers, that he has nev?r made a mistake or blunder or made a decision that needed revoking. . His military cor respondence has cost the government far less than that of any other commanding General who has done one-half the amount of service. Besides no other one has been in half so many engagements.. He has participated in thirty-one battles, fourteen of them in. Mexico, while he held no higher rank than Lieutenant, and seven teen during the present civil war, in which he .was commanding General, and baa never been defeated.. If he ever is defeat ed, it will only be -when no pcssible human agency can avoid it, and then it will be a terrible and bloody defeat to oar arms. . He has been sworn in and com missioned thirteen times a1 a military offi- cer probably holding moro commissions for brave and meritorious conduct than any other man ever did. Plot to Assassinate or Kidnap President Lincoln. . A correspondent of the A7! Y. Tribune, lately ; escaped from Dixie, gives the fol lowing startling account of a rebel plot laid for either the abduction or assassina tion of President Linccjn, in November last: - . , : "In a former communication I stated that a plan had been submitted to the Rebel War Department, by Col: Margrave, who hid been for a considerable time an emmissary in the Norths to kidnap Presi dent Lincoln, and carry him to Richmond, or-if it should be found impossible to escape , with him to the Rebel lines to assassinate him. Owing to a change in the position of the armies about this time the plan proposed was rendered impracti cable. . "In the early part of November and only a few days before he was sent Xorth, Col. Margrave submitted another plan, tho details of which may be interesting to the reader. To give the plan in minutix would occupy too much space, and a digest of it will prove quite intelligible: "One hundred and fifty picked moo were to go secretly North, and take quar ters in Washington, Georgetown; Balti more, and Alexandria,- so as to be able to communicate daily with each other; and upon a day fixed by their leader, were to assemble in Washingtontor the purpose of making ths seizure. . The Presklent, it was claimed, could be easily seized at a quiet hour, at the White House, or in going to or returning from church, or on eomo other favorable occasion, and thrust into a carriage and driven off. The car riage was to be joined, a few miles out of the city, by twenty-five or thirty armed men, on horseback. It was proposed to drivo to Indian Point, about twenty-five miles south of Washington on the Potomac ' -two or three relays of fleet horses' bcins stationed on the way where a boat was to be in waiting to cross the river, and land the captive a few miles south of Occoquany when it would be' an easy matter for his captors to work their way with him through the woods by night into the Re bel lines. To prevent pursuit, every bridge-between Washington and Indian Point was to be mined before hand, " and blown up as soon as the cap- uvu auu uja cuuiura uau crossed. UUe trees were also to be ready cut and thrown, NUMBER 27. across the road in various places,' as- sooa as they had passed, by men stationed along fof the purpose', wh.tr were' after wards to separate and escape as best they could. '--J.: "The Secretary of War thought this scheme might succeed ; but ha doubted! whather such a proceeding would be of military character and justifiable under the laws of war. He promised, however, to consult the President and Mr. JJeoja min ; but what conclusion was arrived at X am unable with certainty to say. About a week, however, after the plan was sub mitted, and the same day that Col. Mar grave left for the-North, I asked i Mr. Wellford, who is familiar with : all the secrets of the Department, if the plan had been adopted, and he answered, "I ou will see Old Abe here in the spring as sure as" God" A few days afterward I was sent to Atlanta, and never retnrncd to Rich- mond to hear about the matter. "But this is not the only scheme by any means that has been devised for kid napping our President. Last summer a club or society of wealthy eitizens of Rich mond was formed lor. the purpose of raising a fund for this object , Circulars were sent to trustworthy citizens in every, other city and town in the Confederacy j inviting co-operation in the grand under taking, and an immense sum of money was subscribed. The fiim of Maury & Co., bankers in Richmond, subscribed 10,000 de-lanc Summer & Arents, auctioneers, sub" scribed $5,000 : and I have heard cn good authority that there were several in thrf capital who subscribed exen more liberally than the parties named, but who thej; were I did nofc learn. One man of. Charleston, S. C., whose name I havo" forgotten, subscribed $20,000. It was pro-' posed, when all was ready, to obtain a furlough for Mosby, and make him leader of the enterprise. . . -; "Whether these schemes have beert abandoned, or whether the kidnappers are' only awaiting a favorable opportunity td ' execute theci remains td be seen ; but' certain it is that too much caution cannot be observed by the President, or tbemili tary commanders stationed at the Capital.". m m m The Legend of Easter Eggs. - Trinity bells with their hollow lungs, : . ; .. Their vibrant lips and their brazen tongues; Over the rodis of the. city pour . . .. c; Their Easter music with joyous roar: . ' ' . Till the soarinsr notes to the sun are rolled.' As he wings along in hi3 path of gold. "Dearest papa." says my boy to mei. ' ' As he merrily climba on hia mother's knee, "Why are these eggs that you see me hold Colored so finely with blue and gold ? v And what is the wonderful bird that lays ; Such beautiful eggs upon Easter days ?" , Tenderly shine the April skies, Like laughter and tear3 in my child'c blot cres,. - - And eTery face in the Street is gay .... Why cload this youngster's by saying nay ? - So l cudgel -my Drain lor the tale he begs, ;: And tell him this etory cf Easter eggs : You hat2 heard, my boy; of the' Man who died, , Crowned with Keeu tnornsj and crnciued; " And how Josepn, the wealthy whom Goa i reward 1 - Cared for the cordge' of his martyred Lord, And piously toraWed it within the rock,. And closed the gate with a mighty block.. , Now, close by the tomb a fair tree crew, , : With pendulous leates and blossoms of blue ;' A beautiful singiug bird sat on her nest, . Which was bordered with mosses like mala chite: . " And held four eggs of an ivory white: When the bird from her dim recess . Beheld the Lord in his burial dress, , And locked on" the heavenly face so pale, :ii ' And the dear feet pierced with the cruel nail, , Jler heart nigh broke with a sudden pang, And out of the deptlis of n.er sorrow Bbe sang. All night long, till the sun was" rip", " She snt and sang iu ber moss-wreathed cup, J A song of sorrow as wild and shrill ; As the homeles3 wind when it roams the hill " : So full of tears, so loud and long, . . ..I That the grief of the world seemed turned to ,k song. ' ' " 1 But soon there came, thro'' the necpidg-night,-A glittering angel clothed in white ; "j ' ' J And he rolled the Stone from the tomb away, j Where the Lord of the' Earth and the lleav- ens lay j . ' - - ; r And Christ arose in the cavern's gloom, ,.. .,. Aud in living lustre came from the tomb. Now the bird that sat in the heart of the trea. Beheld this celestial Mystery, - ; - ' And its heart was filled with a sweet delight,! j And it poured a gong on the throbbing night: , Notes climbing notes, till, higher, higher '' The shot to heaven like spears of.fire." j: ; : ;i When the glittering, white-robed angel heard! j The sorrowful song of the sorrowing bird, Arid heard the following chant of mirth "' ; '' That hailed Christ risen again on earth, c ' i He said, "Sweet bird, he forever bleat. Thyself, thy eggs, and thy moss-wreathed nest I" . v . t And ever4 my child, since that blessed Bight,1; ; Whea Death bowed down to the Lord of i Light, , " . The eggs of that sweet bird change their hutrf 'T And burn with red, and-geld, and; bl" ; Reminding mankind, ia fho; , Of tho aoiy marv - " - "C 1 - " him pl 'wvr ' t. vi i-aster dy. i r r- 5-- 3