Ulysses Simpson Grant This memoir works well on several levels -- it was written about 20 years after the Civil War, but the memories are still fresh and provide much incite into the personalities of the players on both sides. Grant again demonstrates his respect for both sides and states more than once that it was Americans on both sides in the war. He shows sensitivity to all involved.
Ulysses Simpson Grant First editions of the two volume set of the 18th President of the United States' memoirs. The Letter is addressed to Grant's old childhood friend J. Russell Jones, who would later become President Grant's Resident Minister in Belgium.
Ulysses Simpson Grant There were thousands of instances, during the rebellion, of individual, company, regimental and brigade deeds of heroism which deserve special mention and are not here alluded to. The troops engaged in them will have to look to the detailed reports of their individual commanders for the full history of those deeds.
Ulysses Simpson Grant Extended biography memoirs of Grant: There were no troops stationed between these two points, except a small force guarding a working party which was engaged in repairing the railroad. He was too old to be in the ranks himself he must have been quite seventy then but his means enabled him to be useful in other ways. In ordinary times the homestead where he was now living produced the bread and meat to supply the slaves on his main plantation, in the low lands of Mississippi. Now he raised food and forage on both places, and thought he would have that year a surplus sufficient to feed three hundred families of poor men who had gone into the war and left their families dependent upon the "patriotism" of those better off.
Ulysses Simpson Grant The next spring, the Civil War began and anyone trained at the Military Academy was in demand to command the vast civilian armies that were being raised. Rumours of drunkenness held back Grant's progress at first, but once he was made colonel of a regiment, he moved rapidly ahead. By autumn he was a general by the next spring, after winning the first significant Union victory and fighting the great battle of Shiloh, he had caught the eye of President Lincoln, who pronounced him a general who fights. He failed to achieve the promises of Reconstruction for the black ex-slaves and, far more damaging to his popularity with white voters, substantial charges of corruption were raised against virtually every member of his administration. So severe was the criticism of his leadership that he left office with a deep sense of having failed again.
Ulysses Simpson Grant Extended biography of Grant : As stated before, after the fall of Vicksburg I urged strongly upon the government the propriety of a movement against Mobile. General Rosecrans had been at Murfreesboro', Tennessee, with a large and well-equipped army from early in the year 1863, with Bragg confronting him with a force quite equal to his own at first, considering it was on the defensive. But after the investment of Vicksburg Bragg's army was largely depleted to strengthen Johnston, in Mississippi, who was being reinforced to raise the siege. It would be bad to be defeated in two decisive battles fought the same day, but it would not be bad to win them. I, however, was fighting no battle, and the siege of Vicksburg had drawn from Rosecrans' front so many of the enemy that his chances of victory were much greater than they would be if he waited until the siege was over, when these troops could be returned. Rosecrans was ordered to move against the army that was detaching troops to raise the siege. Finally he did move, on the 24th of June, but ten days afterwards Vicksburg surrendered, and the troops sent from Bragg were free to return.
Ulysses Simpson Grant The country about was generally heavily timbered, but with occasional clearings. It was a much better country to conduct a defensive campaign in than an offensive one. By noon of the 9th the position of the two armies was as follows: Lee occupied a semicircle facing north, north west and north east, inclosing the town. Anderson was on his left extending to the Po, Ewell came next, then Early. Warren occupied our right, covering the Brock and other roads converging at Spottsylvania; Sedgwick was to his left and Burnside on our extreme left. Hancock was yet back at Todd's Tavern, but as soon as it was known that Early had left Hancock's front the latter was ordered up to Warren's right. He formed a line with three divisions on the hill overlooking the Po early in the afternoon, and was ordered to cross the Po and get on the enemy's flank.
Ulysses Simpson Grant This book is a collection of letters of Ulysses S. Grant to His Father and His Youngest Sister. This collection of letters will constitute a suitable companion volume to Grant's Personal Memoirs and to the accepted biographies of the Great Commander whose memory is honored by his fellow-citizens not only for the patience, persistence, and skill of the leader of armies, as evidenced in the brilliant campaigns that culminated with Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, and Appomattox, but for the sturdy integrity of character, modest bearing, and sweetness of nature of the great citizen.
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Ulysses Simpson Grant The State of the Union is the address presented by the President of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress, typically delivered annually. The address not only reports on the condition of the nation but also allows presidents to outline their legislative agenda (for which they need the cooperation of Congress) and their national priorities. The address fulfills rules in Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, requiring the President to periodically give Congress information on the state of the union and recommend any measures that he believes are necessary and expedient. During most of the country's first century, the President primarily just submitted a written report to Congress. With the advent of radio and television, the address is now broadcast live across the country on most networks. This Volume covers Union Address by Ulysses Simpson Grant, the eighteenth President of the United States.
Ulysses Simpson Grant Intelligent, deeply moving firsthand account of Civil War military campaigns by former U.S. President and key figure in the Union's victory. Perhaps the finest military memoir ever written, the volume offers an incomparable vantage point on that conflict. Includes Grant's letters to his wife, photographs by Mathew Brady, maps, and more.