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The second edition:
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
THE marginal annotation of this edition has been undertaken with a view to supplementing the personal narrative by references not only to some of the books with which the author refreshed his memory before entering upon and during his autobiographical labors, but also, to a limited extent, to works in which fuller details may be found concerning incidents which were necessarily briefly treated by General Grant, either by reason of his own connection with the action being limited to a small detail (as in some of the Mexican war scenes), or on account of the haste with which the book was perforce completed.In that part of the Memoirs which deals with the Civil War, the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion (which are largely transcripts of General Grant's field records) have been principally cited; and Confederate sources, whether from the Official Records or from private publications, have been also drawn upon where they serve to extend the historical narrative or to throw light upon incidents which have at times aroused discussion. Short notes of a biographical nature have been supplied in order to identify some of the minor characters; to record prominent features in the lives of those of wider fame; to indicate the relation in time between the actors in the scenes recorded and the central figure in this autobiography —whether contemporary, or senior or junior in rank or years; and, in the cases of officers of the army or navy, to show, where practicable, their military experience or training, and the rank they held at the time of the incidents recorded in these Memoirs. In this work I have been largely assisted by Mr. E. E. Treffry, of New York, who has made wide researches for the purpose of carrying out the plan outlined above, and has also compiled a full Index. Frederick D. Grant. New York, October 15, 1895.