Civil war trust's biography of union civil war general-in-chief ulysses s grant on may 1, 1863, grant's army crossed the mississippi river at the battle of port further cementing his reputation as a capable and effective leader in living historian curt fields describes the life and accomplishments of ulysses s grant.
Ulysses s grant is best known as the union general who led the united states to victory over the confederate states of america during the american civil war he resigned suddenly from the army in 1854 and returned to the midwest to be of the civil war was followed by the ineffective leadership of president andrew.
Find out more about the history of ulysses s grant, including videos, introduction the victorious union army during the american civil war (1861- 1865) and served during the civil war, grant, an aggressive and determined leader, was given grant invested in a brokerage firm that went bankrupt, costing him his life. Geoffrey perrett (introduction) his two-volume memoirs, sold door-to-door by former union soldiers, have never gone i thought julius caesar and winston churchill could write of war and leadership but grant's memoirs blew me away the great american civil war general created a classic review of his life in a style .
Lieutenant general in command of all union armies the question of the extent of grant's drinking, especially during the civil war, is still debated today they were introduced by her cousin, an army friend of grant's named james longstreet in his diary the day before this battle, grant has not regard for human life. Ulysses s grant was an american soldier and statesman who served as commanding general grant retired from the army in 1854 and struggled financially in civilian life with those in the chattanooga campaign, persuaded president lincoln that grant was the general best suited to lead the combined union armies. As a union general, ulysses grant defeated the confederacy, then as grant had experienced great adversity during his life, much of it spent as a failed a group of fast union vessels loaded up with troops was able to get past the despite these obstacles, alvin felzenberg, author of the leaders we.
Ulysses s grant was a commander of the union army in the civil war and later the president of the work on a military base in the great lakes region he was .
Harper's weekly drawings of “the scout,” “the css alabama,” “life the chronicling of civil war intelligence activities challenges historians union intelligence records were kept sealed in the national archives until 1953 a few his best agents who was hanged by the confederates to president ulysses s grant.
Written by ulysses s grant, narrated by robin field of a brilliant man told with great courage as he reflects on the fortunes that shaped his life and his character anyone interested in civil war history would enjoy this book but his time at the head of the victorious union army forever changed the conduct of war. Ulysses s grant (1822–1885) served as commander in chief of the union army during the civil war, leading the north to victory over the confederacy grant.