1. WJC

    Lucky he Started in the West?

    U. S. Grant is generally acknowledged as the greatest U. S. General in the Civil War. His success in the Western Theater brought him to the attention of Lincoln. But even with his greatness, was that success in large part due to fighting lesser generals in the west?

    New grant will help preserve part of Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield New grant will help preserve part of Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield By CATHY JETT THE FREE LANCE–STAR Jun 18, 2019 A new National Park Service grant will help preserve a part of the Spotsylvania Court...
  3. Cody C. Engdahl

    The Redemption of General Sherman

    Today is the 154th Anniversary of the Surrender at Bennett Place and the end of all major military operations of the American Civil War. I wrote a blog post: The Redemption of General Sherman. What do you think?
  4. JohnOrtegae

    7th Missouri Flag Was Under This Key at Vicksburg Surrender

    Neatest, one of a kind item in a collection I am currently working through! A note with this key says, "This key was made by a member of the 7th MO Volunteer Infantry, part of whose Regimental Flag was under the key. The Flag was carried by that company of the 7th which lost so heavily in the...
  5. JohnOrtegae

    FOR SALE 7th Missouri Flag Was Under This Key at Vicksburg Surrender ~ It's for auction!

    Below is a link to my auction for one of the neatest, one of a kind items I have available for auction for a huge collection! A note with this key says, "This key was made by a member of the 7th MO Volunteer Infantry, part of whose Regimental Flag was under the key. The Flag was carried by that...
  6. wausaubob

    Ron Chernow to speak at White House Correspondents' Dinner If he compares President Grant to other presidents there may be some contrasts. Grant exemplified physical courage and moral courage. He got massacred in the press several times...
  7. Derrick

    Lt. Sam Cox, 17th Kentucky Diary Entry from Shiloh

    Below I have shared the Diary of Samuel K. Cox, a young lieutenant in the 17th Kentucky Infantry, while the regiment was at Pittsburg Landing. Cox and the 17th fought at Fort Donelson, and so, were some of the veteran troops Grant had at Shiloh. He offers key details that are corroborated by...
  8. lelliott19

    Grant & Longstreet Oct. 26-27, 2018 in Gainesville, GA

    For those unable to attend the CWT gathering at Chickamauga the same dates, an invitation, by dispatch from General Grant: Please join General Grant and General Longstreet at Longstreet’s home and the Piedmont Hotel for a look at the War and their enduring friendship in the most comfortable of...
  9. Pat Young

    Grant's Tomb Photo Tour

    Grant's Tomb July 15, 2018 Michele and I headed to Manhattan today to visit the General Grant National Memorial, better known as Grant's Tomb. The building is a massive monument to Ulysses S. Grant and his wife Julia Dent Grant and a memorialization of the Union Army he led and the...
  10. Pat Young

    Ulysses S. Grant Statue in Brooklyn, N.Y. Photo Tour

    Grant Statue Brooklyn, N.Y. Major General Ulysses S. Grant is remembered at several locations in New York City. Grant's Tomb is the most famous memorial, but the often ignored Grant Statue in Brooklyn is one of the oldest equestrian representations of the general and president. I stopped by...
  11. Belle Montgomery

    Bank Check Lincoln Wrote to "Self" Day Before Asssasination is Discovered in Ohio

    I just found this and although it's 6 years old I had to share it!: 2012- The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports that 70 checks were found in a vault at Huntington Bank's Columbus headquarters, including checks signed by George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and...
  12. WJC

    Grant, Reconstruction and the KKK

    "At the time of Ulysses S. Grant's election to the presidency, white supremacists were conducting a reign of terror throughout the South. In outright defiance of the Republican-led federal government, Southern Democrats formed organizations that violently intimidated blacks and Republicans who...
  13. Pat Young

    "Let Us Have Peace" Republican National Convention Picks Grant May 20-21, 1868 Reconstruction150

    On May 20 and 21, 1868, the Republican Party met in convention in Chicago to nominate a presidential candidate and his running mate. There was no contest. The convention unanimously nominated Ulysses S. Grant for president.
  14. wausaubob

    The Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant

    This the De Capo Press edition. Written by J.F.C. Fuller, New York, 1958. This addition has the 1929 and 1958 prefaces. This book addresses the American Civil War from the standpoint of the two world wars. If everyone read this book, and I think it should be required reading of every liberal...
  15. wausaubob

    Grant and Lee compared, to others.

    There may be possible comparisons between Civil War generals and modern generals. The one comparison I have seen is between Ulysses Grant and General Omar Bradley. Both were described as uniquely suited to command American non-professional soldiers. Is that a valid comparison? One of our...
  16. JPK Huson 1863

    April 8th, 1865, Lee And Grant Speak Of Blood, And Make It Stop

    From a stuffed Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly News, April, 1865, this illustration, hastily sketched in the midst of so much change, our country did not catch its breath for decades. The name " Appomattox " elbows its way into History Funny, ' Amelia Court House ' is an old blue print...
  17. JPK Huson 1863

    Dogs Of War, Or, Home Is Where The Bowl Is

    This one is easy to miss, gentleman far left, seated on the ground in protective charge of this little scrap , who General Napoleon Bonaparte McLaughlen included in his staff. We loved, adored, cherished and delighted in our dogs. This is unsurprisingly from just one of the school texts, " D...
  18. SWMODave

    A Dog Named Truce

    Photo courtesy Find a Grave Source - Under Both Flags

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