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  1. luinrina

    Florida House Inn, Fernandina Beach

    During my recent Florida trip I stayed at the Florida House Inn in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida's oldest surviving hotel. It's in the heart of the historic district, just two blocks away from the visitor center and pier. The inn was built in 1857 by David Yulee's Florida Railroad...
  2. Cavalry Charger

    Say What Saturday: The Devil's Own Day

    April 6th, 1862 was 'the devil's own day' for Ulysses S. Grant. It was not a good day, and neither was April 4th when his horse stumbled and fell on him leaving him partially incapacitated. April 5th found him hobbling around his headquarters accepting at face value information which indicated...
  3. Cavalry Charger

    Ulysses S. Grant - An Independent Mind

    Ulysses S. Grant was an independent thinker. That's why he gained demerit points at West Point. Some of them were for being out of uniform (anyone who knows Grant knows he wasn't a stickler for the uniform) and some were for not attending Church on a Sunday. In his own infamous words the...
  4. Cavalry Charger

    Ulysses In Film

    Ulysses S. Grant comes in as No.3 as the President making most appearances in film (35) storming past Thomas Jefferson (30). https://chasness.wordpress.com/2008/06/30/top-five-cinematically-portrayed-presidents/ Some more interesting facts about Ulysses S. Grant in film from Wiki...
  5. Cavalry Charger

    He could have been tried - Ulysses S. Grant and his resignation from the army

    "Grant was silent about the circumstances of his departure from the U.S. Army. However misuse of alcohol is said to be the reason for his sudden resignation, and it was the foundation of future stories about his abuse of liquor. Rufus Ingalls, a friend of Grant's from his years at West Point...
  6. JerseyBart

    January Video Discussion: Ulysses S. Grant Memoirs

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?454458-6/ulysses-s-grants-memoirs Monday 1/20/2020, 9:00pm eastern in chatroom
  7. Cavalry Charger

    Top Ten Ulysses S. Grant threads of 2019

    TOP 10 U.S. GRANT :grant: THREADS 2019 🎆 Here are the top ten Grant threads based on first post reaction scores :smile: They are many and varied, and thanks to all those who contributed. It's been my privilege to host this forum and there have been many highlights for Grant this year...
  8. Cavalry Charger

    Military Rivals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee

    I've often wondered about comparisons between these two men and found an interesting C-span video where the experiences of both men are discussed from the point of view of their childhoods through to the surrender at Appomattox and their final days. Included are discussions around the Mexican...
  9. Cavalry Charger

    "You boys better hush up"

    "You may be interested in why scholars write books about particular people. In my own case, is has to do with family heritage. My ancestors settled in Mississippi in the 1820s, and have remained there. I first encountered General Grant when I was about 10 or 11 years old. My father took me and...
  10. Cavalry Charger

    Grant frees his slave

    "We do know that in March 1859 Grant filed the following manumission document. “I Ulysses S Grant of the City and County of St. Louis in the State of Missouri, for diverse good and valuable considerations me hereunto moving, do hereby emancipate and set free from Slavery my negro man William...
  11. wausaubob

    Chattanooga What really happened at Chattanooga?

    People project their opinions on the outcome of the battle. But they fail to account for the fact that it was a grand meeting of West Pointers. Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Thomas, O.O. Howard, all men who held the major commands until the end of the war, met and held a graduate course on command...
  12. luinrina

    How many Civil War generals became president?

    The White House in the 1860s during the Lincoln Administration The casual Civil War student might know that in 1869, that Union General Ulysses S. Grant became the 18th President of the United States. But he wasn't the only general to take up the highest office. So how many Civil War generals...
  13. Joshism

    Charles Dana

    Lincoln's Informer: Charles A. Dana and the Inside Story of the Union War by Carl J. Guarneri University Press of Kansas (October 18, 2019) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0700628460/?tag=civilwartalkc-20 This should be interesting.
  14. Cavalry Charger

    What the Halleck?!

    When reading Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs, and discovering his relationship with Henry Halleck, I found myself perplexed. Much like Grant himself it seems. It wasn't until I started reading Brooks D. Simpson's biography that some light was eventually shed on this perplexing relationship. Below...
  15. 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?
  16. Cavalry Charger

    The Overland Campaign

    https://www.irishcentral.com/photo/irishmans-photographs-of-the-civil-war "In May of 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army began the Overland Campaign, which aimed to wedge Union forces between the troops of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Confederate capital of Richmond...
  17. Cavalry Charger

    Ulysses S. Grant: Overrated or Underrated?

    Let's hear your thoughts.
  18. USS ALASKA

    New grant will help preserve part of Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield

    upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Battle_of_Spottsylvania_%281%29.png 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...
  19. USS ALASKA

    CWTrust More battlefield land preserved with NPS grant

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Champion_Hill#/media/File:Champion_Hill_Battlefield_Mississippi.jpg More battlefield land preserved with NPS grant By John Surratt Published 8:07 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019 The Mississippi Department of Archives and...
  20. Cavalry Charger

    Discussion A Toast ... between enemies

    Everyone now and again, discussions were held between opponents under a flag of truce during the Civil War. They often ended on a less serious note, as Brooks D. Simpson notes in his biography on Ulysses S. Grant. After what Grant termed the 'skirmish' at Belmont, it was time for another...
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