The Civil War Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant


Author: Ulysses S. Grant

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429957581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 6160

From the Western frontier to the battlefields of Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Franklin, Petersburg, and Richmond, Grant saw the war from the front lines and made the decisions that affected lives on a day-to-day basis. His writings provide a revealing look into the life of the commander in chief of the Union army as well as the seminal eyewitness account of the War between the States. The Civil War Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is a popular abridgment of his two-volume Personal Memoirs, which he arranged to have published to provide for his family after his death. (It was a huge bestseller and broke all records in American publishing at the time.) He died less than one week after completing its writing. This abridgment covers Grant's experiences in the Civil War, from the first shot at Sumter to Appomattox, giving the reader a front-line seat next to the greatest Union general of the war. Highlights Include: - General William Tecumseh Sherman on his infamous march through Georgia- General George B. McClellan on the battle of Antietam and the legendary lost order that should have tipped him off to Lee's plans - General George Armstrong Custer's experience of going straight from studying at West Point to the battlefield - General (CSA) James Longstreet on serving under Robert E. Lee - General (CSA) G. Moxley Sorrel on serving under James Longstreet - Major (CSA) J.S.Mosby on the South's Guerilla campaign - General (CSA) Jubal Earley's memoir of the last year of the war. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant


Author: Ulysses S. Grant

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602069182

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 8868

Completed just days before his death and hailed by Mark Twain as "the most remarkable work of its kind since the Commentaries of Julius Caesar," 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.

The Closing Rounds of the Civil War


Author: Ulysses S. Grant

Publisher: Now and Then Reader LLC

ISBN: 1937853039

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8882

Generally regarded as the greatest military memoirs ever written, the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant offer invaluable insights into the political and battlefield conduct of the Civil War. Grant rose from modest circumstances and a failed business career to become Lincoln's indispensable general. On behalf of the Union he prosecuted the war tenaciously and often with audacity; but he had a respect for his opponents, as Americans, that he showed in the large-heartedness of his actions in the war's final days, as chronicled in this excerpt from his Memoirs.

The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant


Author: Ulysses S. Grant

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631492454

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1024

View: 4371

With kaleidoscopic, trenchant, path-breaking insights, Elizabeth D. Samet has produced the most ambitious edition of Ulysses Grant’s Memoirs yet published. One hundred and thirty-three years after its 1885 publication by Mark Twain, Elizabeth Samet has annotated this lavish edition of Grant’s landmark memoir, and expands the Civil War backdrop against which this monumental American life is typically read. No previous edition combines such a sweep of historical and cultural contexts with the literary authority that Samet, an English professor obsessed with Grant for decades, brings to the table. Whether exploring novels Grant read at West Point or presenting majestic images culled from archives, Samet curates a richly annotated, highly collectible edition that will fascinate Civil War buffs. The edition also breaks new ground in its attack on the “Lost Cause” revisionism that still distorts our national conversation about the legacy of the Civil War. Never has Grant’s transformation from tanner’s son to military leader been more insightfully and passionately explained than in this timely edition, appearing on the 150th anniversary of Grant’s 1868 presidential election.

Grant's Last Battle

The Story Behind the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant


Author: Chris Mackowski,Kristopher D. White

Publisher: Savas Beatie

ISBN: 1611211611

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 2150

The remarkable story of how one of America’s greatest military heroes became a literary legend. The former general in chief of the Union armies during the Civil War . . . the two-term president of the United States . . . the beloved ambassador of American goodwill around the globe . . . the respected New York financier—Ulysses S. Grant—was dying. The hardscrabble man who regularly smoked twenty cigars a day had developed terminal throat cancer. Thus began Grant’s final battle—a race against his own failing health to complete his personal memoirs in an attempt to secure his family’s financial security. But the project evolved into something far more: an effort to secure the very meaning of the Civil War itself and how it would be remembered. In this maelstrom of woe, Grant refused to surrender. Putting pen to paper, the hero of Appomattox embarked on his final campaign: an effort to write his memoirs before he died. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant would cement his place as not only one of America’s greatest heroes but also as one of its most sublime literary voices. Authors Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White have recounted Grant’s battlefield exploits as historians at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, and Mackowski, as an academic, has studied Grant’s literary career. Their familiarity with the former president as a general and as a writer bring Grant’s Last Battle to life with new insight, told with the engaging prose that has become the hallmark of the Emerging Civil War Series.

The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

The Complete Annotated Edition


Author: Ulysses S. Grant,Frank J. Williams

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674976290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

View: 3617

This is the first complete annotated edition of Grant’s memoirs, fully representing the great military leader’s thoughts on his life and times through the end of the Civil War—including the antebellum era and the Mexican War—and his invaluable perspective on battlefield decision making. An introduction contextualizes Grant’s life and significance.

Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

A Facsimile of the Original Edition


Author: Ulysses Simpson Grant

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN: 9780517136089

Category: History

Page: 647

View: 3529

A facsimile of the original 1885 edition.

Personal Memoirs Of General Ulysses S. Grant


Author: Ulysses S. Grant

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849620050


Page: 668

View: 5607

The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is an autobiography of American President Ulysses S. Grant, focused mainly on the general's actions during the American Civil War. Written as Grant was dying in 1885, the two-volume set was published by Mark Twain shortly after Grant's death. The Memoirs are divided into two volumes. The autobiography is unusual but not unique in that large sections of Grant's life (most notably, his childhood and his presidency) are given brief mention or not discussed at all. The focus of the book is Grant's military career—his service in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. Grant's writing has been praised for its conciseness and clarity—a sharp contrast from contemporary Civil War memoirs, which tended to reflect the Victorian fondness for elaborate (and sometimes overblown) language. (from

The Complete History of the Civil War (Including Memoirs & Biographies of the Lead Commanders)

Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant & William T. Sherman, Biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis & Robert E. Lee, The Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address, Presidential Orders & Actions


Author: Abraham Lincoln,Ulysses S. Grant,William T. Sherman,James Ford Rhodes,John Esten Cooke,Frank H. Alfriend

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027241731

Category: History

Page: 3541

View: 5332

This eBook edition of "The Complete History of the Civil War" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This meticulously edited collection contains a Pulitzer Prize awarded History of Civil War, as well as the memoirs of the two most important military commanders of the Union, Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman, complete with biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee. Finally, this collection is enriched with pivotal historical documents which provide an explicit insight into this decisive period of the American past. Content: History of the Civil War, 1861-1865 Leaders & Commanders of the Union: Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant William T. Sherman Leaders & Commanders of the Confederation: Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee Civil War Documents: The Emancipation Proclamation Gettysburg Address Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution Presidential Actions and Addresses by Abraham Lincoln: 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865

The Autobiography of General Ulysses. S. Grant

Memoirs of the Civil War


Author: Ulysses S. Grant

Publisher: Red & Black Pub

ISBN: 9781934941140

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 433

View: 3295

The American Civil War, as told by General Ulysses S Grant, who led the Union Armies to victory over the Confederacy. Origianl maps illustrate the battles of Shiloh, Vicksburg, The Widlerness, and the surrender at Appomattox. With 14 pages of photos.