Grant

Grant

Lee told Jefferson Davis he was not sanguine about the prospects because Grant would undoubtedly demand a return to the Union. “Whether this will be acceptable to our people yet awhile I cannot say,” Freeman, 4 R. E. Lee 6.

Author: Jean Edward Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684849270

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

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Arguing that Grant has been underrated by historians, the author seeks to correct the record with this new assessment of the celebrated Civil War general and Reconstruction-era president.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Lincoln and Grant

Lincoln and Grant

Lee to Grant, April 7, 1865, Clifford Dowdey and Louis H. Manarin, The Wartime Papers of R. E. Lee (New York: Barmhall House, 1961) [hereafter Papers of Lee], 931–32 and Papers of Grant, vol. 14, 361 note. In the spirit of continued ...

Author: Edward H. Bonekemper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621574231

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 450

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Lincoln and Grant is an intimate dual-portrait of President Abraham Lincoln and General Ulysses S. Grant: their ordinary "Western" backgrounds, their early struggles to succeed, and their history-making relationship during the Civil War. Though generally remembered by history as two very different personalities, the soft-spoken Lincoln and often-crude Grant in fact shared a similar drive and determination, as this in-depth character study illustrates.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Lee and Grant a Dual Biography

Lee and Grant  a Dual Biography

A dual portrait of the two Civil War leaders interweaves the lives of U.S. Grant and Robert E. Lee with the momentous historical events of the mid-nineteenth century in America

Author: Gene Smith

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: UOM:39015012084219

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 412

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A dual portrait of the two Civil War leaders interweaves the lives of U.S. Grant and Robert E. Lee with the momentous historical events of the mid-nineteenth century in America
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Grant

Grant

And the Confederacy almost always fought on home turf, with all the obvious advantages that entailed for Lee. What Lee thought of Grant as a general is somewhat contradictory. As already mentioned, he later said George McClellan was the ...

Author: Ron Chernow

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781788541589

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1056

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A dramatic portrait of one of America's most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant, by Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow, author of the book on which the astonishing musical Hamilton is based. As late as April 1861, when the American Civil War broke out, Ulysses S. Grant was a dismal failure. A competent officer in the war against Mexico, he had resigned from the army over his drinking and had sunk into poverty as a civilian, losing all his money in hopeless investments. He had failed to secure the command of a volunteer unit and was about to return to his abject life working in his family's leather-goods store when he was offered the colonelcy of an Illinois regiment. Less than four years later he was the commanding general of the victorious Union armies and was hailed as a military genius. He later served two terms as President of the United States. This is the epic biography of a very unheroic American hero, a modest, reticent and principled man who surprised the world and changed it for the better.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Ulysses S Grant A Victor Not a Butcher

Ulysses S  Grant  A Victor  Not a Butcher

11 Geoffrey Perret commented on this paradox: “After Cold Harbor, [Grant] was an easy target for those who called him 'Butcher Grant.' Lee was more reckless with men's lives, yet got away with it. The list of costly, doomed frontal ...

Author: Edward H. Bonekemper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781596981669

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Ulysses S. Grant is often accused of being a cold-hearted butcher of his troops. In Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher, historian Edward H. Bonekemper III proves that Grant's casualty rates actually compared favorably with those of other Civil War generals. His perseverance, decisiveness, moral courage, and political acumen place him among the greatest generals of the Civil War; indeed, of all military history. Bonekemper proves that it was no historical accident that Grant accepted the surrender of three entire Confederate armies and won the Civil War. Bonekemper ably silences Grant's critics and restores Grant to the heroic reputation he so richly deserves.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Grant s Secret Service

Grant s Secret Service

Grant also reacted to Lee's defensive preparations in a predictable way . During the western campaigns , when the enemy resorted to fighting behind prepared defenses , he often interpreted this act to mean they were beaten and preparing ...

Author: William B. Feis

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803269110

Category: History

Page: 348

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William B. Feis offers us the first scholarly examination of the use of military intelligence under Ulysses S.øGrant?s command during the Civil War. Feis makes the new and provocative argument that Grant?s use of the Army of the Potomac?s Bureau of Military Information played a significant role in Lee?s defeat. Feis?s work articulately rebuts accusations by Grant?s detractors that his battlefield successes involved little more than the bludgeoning of an undermanned and outgunned opponent.
Categories: History

Grant s Campaign for the Capture of Richmond 1864 1865

Grant s Campaign for the Capture of Richmond  1864 1865

Just about midnight General Grant received the letter of Lee last copied and just referred to. In the early hours of the 9th he replied as follows:— 'General,—Your note of yesterday is received. As I have no authority to treat on the ...

Author: John Cannon

Publisher: BIG BYTE BOOKS

ISBN:

Category: History

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“Say what they will, this war has been the biggest job of its sort that has been done in this world—nothing like it has gone before.” So stated Ulysses S. Grant to an English visitor after the American Civil War. The fall of Richmond was the final key to the demise of the Confederacy. This history and analysis of that campaign was written just a few years after the war but is still of great interest to the student of the Civil War. For less than you'd spend on gas going to the library, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.
Categories: History

The Official Virginia Civil War Battlefield Guide

The Official Virginia Civil War Battlefield Guide

Ulysses S. Grant's reply to Gen. Robert E. Lee's request for a parley passed through Maj . Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys's line and Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's position at about 8:30 A.M. Lee quickly wrote Grant again , specifically ...

Author: John S. Salmon

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811728684

Category: History

Page: 532

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142 two-color maps vividly depict battlefield action Detailed local driving directions guide visitors to each battlefield site Of the 384 Civil War battlefields cited as critical to preserve by the congressionally appointed Civil War Sites Advisory Commission, 123-fully one-third-are located in Virginia. The Official Virginia Civil War Battlefield Guide is the comprehensive guidebook to the most significant battles of the Civil War. Reviewed by Edwin C. Bearss and other noted Civil War authorities and sanctioned by the National Park Service and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, no other guidebook on the market today rivals it for historical detail, accuracy, and credibility.
Categories: History

Grant and Lee

Grant and Lee

Dust jacket. Civil War and American History Research Collection, purchase 1983.

Author: William A. Frassanito

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037492696

Category: Virginia

Page: 456

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Dust jacket. Civil War and American History Research Collection, purchase 1983.
Categories: Virginia

Ulysses S Grant

Ulysses S  Grant

Grant respected Robert E. Lee, but did not believe him to be invincible, telling his subordinates, “Some of you always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the ...

Author: Mark Lardas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849087346

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 64

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Ulysses Grant was his country's greatest general since George Washington. Like Washington, Grant's battlefield performance was the only factor standing between the United States continuing as one, indivisible nation. Grant was the keystone of Union victory, a man whose removal would have resulted in the Union cause crumbling into defeat – and the United States dissolving into a collection of competing sovereign states. It was not always so clear cut. An early military career had ended with his resignation for alleged drunkenness, while in civilian life a number of his business ventures foundered leading to the nickname "Useless†? Grant. However, victory had its rewards and in March 1864 Grant was promoted to lieutenant-general, the only United States Army officer except for George Washington and Winfield Scott to achieve that rank. By the end of the war Grant would become the United States Army's first full general since Washington.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography