ulysses s. grant

  1. Buckeye Bill

    Ulysses S. Grant's Boyhood Home

    The Grant Boyhood Home in Georgetown, Ohio was the home of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th president of the United States. Grant's parents moved to this home from Point Pleasant, Ohio when Grant was an infant. Grant would stay in this house until he was accepted into the United States Army Academy at...
  2. lelliott19

    Avoiding "Presentational Arrogance" - Just for Reenactors & Living Historians?

    Dr. Curt Fields, who regularly portrays General Ulysses S. Grant, has coined an important NEW reenactor and living history term: presentational arrogance.* I like the term a lot and think it's important enough to warrant its own thread and, perhaps, be applied more broadly. I can find no prior...
  3. lelliott19

    Reenactor Addresses Cadets at West Point Military Academy

    It's not everyday that a reenactor is invited to West Point US Military Academy. Dr. Curt Fields, who portrays General Ulysses S. Grant, was not only invited to visit, he was invited to address the Cadets of the Academy on January 11, 2019. My friend, Don Lay, who is a talented photographer and...
  4. Cavalry Charger

    Ulysses S. Grant, Reconstruction and Civil Rights

    'Tuesday, February 26, 5:30–8 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Former Rhode Island Chief Justice Frank Williams will present “Ulysses S. Grant, Reconstruction, and Civil Rights” in association with the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State University. Free, for more...
  5. Cavalry Charger

    A loyal and loving heart - Julia Dent Grant

    Today is Julia Dent Grant's Birthday. She was a loyal wife to her husband, Ulysses S. Grant, and the woman behind the man who attained victory for the Union during the Civil War. Her reflections of him in the period after he resigned his Commission from the army, and regarding subsequent...
  6. lelliott19

    North and South United in their Sympathy by the Death of Grant

    In this 1885 drawing by George Yost Coffin, pall bearers General William T. Sherman and General Phillip H. Sheridan and former Confederate Generals Joseph E. Johnston and Simon B. Buckner carry the casket of Ulysses S. Grant. President Grover Cleveland and General Winfield Scott Hancock look on...
  7. Cavalry Charger

    U.S. Grant photo - rare image?

    Came across this image on Pinterest, one I've not seen before. Here is some more info on the image: General Ulysses S. Grant, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles and President Andrew Johnson pose together on Aug. 31, 1866, in Auburn, New York, at the home of former Governor Enos Throop during...
  8. Pat Young

    Seward Takes a Train Ride With President Elect Grant Nov. 1868

    I found this story charming and telling. William Seward and Gideon Welles were the most prominent men in Andy Johnson's cabinet in 1868. Johnson had been at loggerheads with Grant since the start of the year. Soon after the election, Seward traveled from Washington to New York City to attend...
  9. Pat Young

    President-Elect Grant Arrives in Washington By a "Surprise Flank March" Nov. 7, 1868

    Rather than have a grand entry in Washington, President-elect Ulysses S. Grant arrived with little fanfare in the capital just four days after his election. General Grant's Unexpected Arrival at the Capital-a Flank Movement on the Politicians More New York Herald Sunday, Nov 08, 1868 New York...
  10. Pat Young

    Nov. 5, 1868: Grant Heads East to Begin His Presidency Reconstruction150

    Grant barely campaigned for president once he accepted the Republican nomination, so it may have surprised some that once he won the Nov. 3 election he headed East two days later on Nov. 5. Grant wanted to get to Washington to begin putting his government together as soon as possible. Here is...
  11. Pat Young

    "Of the structure of government...he is singularly and wonderfully ignorant" Gideon Welles on Grant

    When Ulysses S. Grant was elected president on November 3, 1868, one jaundice-eyed observer of the chief executive-elect was Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles. Unlike many others in Lincoln's cabinet, Welles had stayed in the Andrew Johnson administration and embraced the...
  12. Pat Young

    Southern Whites Hope Pres.-Elect Grant Will Uphold Expulsion of Black Legislators Dec. 1868

    Interestingly, rumors were circulating in the South after Grant's election that he would support the expulsion of the black legislators in Georgia. The Blacks had been expelled in September on the grounds that the Georgia Constitution did not specify that blacks could hold elective office...
  13. James N.

    A Visit to Fort Donelson National Military Park, Tennessee, June, 1977

    Prior to my visit this June, my only visit to Fort Donelson National Military Park, Tennessee, had been in June of 1977 while on my way to the reenactment at Billie Creek, Indiana. The brochure above dates from even earlier, however, in 1961 at the time of the Civil War Centennial. Its map...
  14. Pat Young

    Thomas Nast, the Campaign of 1868, and the Image of Ulysses S. Grant

    In May, 1868, German immigrant illustrator Thomas Nast designed the backdrop at the Republican National Convention. According to author Fiona Deans, "On an enormous piece of fabric, Nast painted two pillars, each representing a presidential candidate. The Democratic pillar remained empty, since...
  15. Pat Young

    Grant's Tomb 133rd Anniversary Service and Lecture on July 22, 2018 Free Event

    From the National Park Service: Please join General Grant National Memorial in commemorating the 133rd annual observance of the death of President Ulysses S. Grant on July 22nd at 12:30 pm. The nation went into mourning for the loss of Ulysses S. Grant on the 23rd of July, 1885. Five hours...
  16. Joshism

    Did Lincoln See Grant As A Political Threat?

    Herein is a thread for the quoted poster or others to present evidence for any of the following points: 1. Lincoln saw Grant as a political threat. 2. Lincoln put Grant in charge of the entire Union Army for political reasons, rather than because he thought it would be a good way to win the...
  17. Cavalry Charger

    The Amazing Life of Ulysses S. Grant

    A short offering on the life of Ulysses S. Grant given by Gary Adelman of the Civil War/American Battlefield Trust.
  18. Joshism

    Grant's Operations at Vicksburg vs Petersburg

    Inspired by discussion in another thread. How did Grant approach Petersburg differently than Vicksburg in terms of siege operations? Entrenchments, approach trenches, sapping, artillery, etc. Was his strategy of stretching the Confederates at Petersburg (his manuevers on both flanks during...
  19. Buckeye Bill

    Grant's Birthplace at Point Pleasant, Ohio

    * Birthplace Home Ulysses S. Grant was born on this day in 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He was entrusted with command of all U.S. armies in 1864, and relentlessly pursued the enemy during the Civil War. In 1869, at age 46, Grant became the youngest president in U.S. history to that point...
  20. Buckeye Bill

    The Burnet House : Cincinnati, Ohio

    THE BURNET HOUSE : When it opened May 30th, 1850, the 340-room hotel located on this site was considered one of the finest hotels in the world. Abraham Lincoln stayed here on September 17-18, 1859, while campaigning for the Ohio Republican Party. Lincoln also stayed at this hotel on February...
  21. Cavalry Charger

    "Never Mind the Guard"

    "'After we had secured the opening of a line over which to bring our supplies to the army, I made a personal inspection to see the situation of the pickets of the two armies. As I have stated, Chattanooga Creek comes down the centre of the valley to within a mile or such a matter of the town of...
  22. James N.

    Book Review "Shiloh - The Battle That Changed the Civil War" by Larry J. Daniel

    Author Larry Daniel's 1997 book reviewed here is in its 429 pp. total so far the best I've ever seen on the pivotal April, 1862 battle in the Tennessee backwoods. (Since this was published a comprehensive account by O. E. Cunningham, Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862, has appeared, and...
  23. James N.

    "Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant" as Imagined in 1862

    It now seems hard to realize that during the Civil War a figure as important as MAJ. GEN. ULYSSES S. GRANT. was an unknown commodity whose likeness was almost totally unknown, but here's the proof! Several years ago I purchased this poor-condition print made and so marked by one of the...
  24. A

    The American Ancestry of US Grant

    Hello, my name is Thomas Edward Grant, Ph.D., author of the latest biography on US Grant. (Published, December, 2017) The book is titled, Ulysses S. Grant: Primogenitor of American Civil Propriety, Amazon.com Books. As direct descendants of a common Grant family ancestry, we share the...
  25. Cavalry Charger

    Ulysses in love

    'At West Point I had a classmate - in the last year of our studies he was roommate also - F.T. Dent, whose family resided some five miles west of Jefferson Barracks. Two of his unmarried brothers were living at home at that time, and as I had taken with me from Ohio, my horse, saddle and...
  26. James N.

    Classics Illustrated - September-November, 1863: Chattanooga

    Once again, a look at an important Civil War event as pictured in the pages of the venerable 1960's Classics Illustrated from their Special Issue - The War Between the States. Just in time for the anniversary of the campaign and battle for Chattanooga, including also the Battle of Chickamauga...
  27. SWMODave

    M Harrison Strong, personal secretary to General Grant

    Courtesy Find a Grave When I first stumbled across the grave stone and began to research Capt Myron Harrison Strong, it was in the days when the fax machine was yet to be invented and computers were confined to science fiction shows. I found checking local sources discouraging so I put the few...
  28. Cavalry Charger

    What Did Grant's Men Think Of Him?

    What did the men who fought under Ulysses S. Grant think of him? It seems the men who fought under "Little Mac" held him in high esteem, and also with great affection. The same could be said of other Generals such as Sedgwick. Up to now, I haven't come across any impressions of the men with...
  29. Buckeye Bill

    The Overland Campaign Driving Tour - Grant vs. Lee (1864)

    * The Battle of the Wilderness. The Overland Campaign (Grant's Overland Campaign/Wilderness Campaign) was a series of battles fought in Virginia during May and June 1864, in the American Civil War. Lt. General.Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of all Federal armies, directed the actions of...


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