Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

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Completed just days before his death and hailed by Mark Twain as qthe most remarkable work of its kind since the Commentaries of Julius Caesar, q this is the now-legendary autobiography of ULYSSES SIMPSON GRANT (1822-1885), 18th president of the United States and the Union general who led the North to victory in the Civil War. Though Grant opens with tales of his boyhood, his education at West Point, and his early military career in the Mexican-American war of the 1840s, it is Grant's intimate observations on the conduct of the Civil War, which make up the bulk of the work, that have made this required reading for history students, military strategists, and Civil War buffs alike. This unabridged edition features all the material that was originally published in two volumes in 1885 and 1886, including maps, illustrations, and the text of Grant's July 1865 report to Washington on the state of the armies under his command.Halleck had now three armies: the Army of the Ohio, Buell commanding; the Army of the Mississippi, Pope commanding; and the Army of the Tennessee. His orders divided the combined force into the right wing, reserve, centre and left wing.

Title:Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
Author:Ulysses S. Grant
Publisher:Cosimo, Inc. - 2006-12-01


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