Ulysses S. Grant
Originally published 04/01/2015
If it weren't for Grant, Lee and Appomattox, the Civil War's aftermath could have been far worse
Originally published 02/09/2015
William C. Davis
Confederate Lee is remembered as the last of the old America and Yankee Grant as the first of the new one. But in fact they were little different from each other.
Originally published 12/03/2013
A military antiques shop in Gettysburg claims they are owed a share of a $1.6 million to $1.85 million sale of a coat and cup once owned by Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.
Originally published 11/18/2013
Grant's reputation continues to rise.
Originally published 06/09/2013
Via Tumblr.From my early days as an historian, I have always looked for insights that explain the past on a deeper level than a series of merely exciting or disturbing events. I still vividly remember my first experience. I was working on a book about the year 1776 and had file drawers crammed with research. But I felt the need for something fundamental, a pattern of thought that drew the narrative together in a new, more meaningful way.Suddenly the words swarmed into my mind: 1776: Year of Illusions. It was my first encounter with what I now call a disease in the public mind.
Originally published 10/12/2011
Charles Bracelen Flood
Ulysses S. Grant as president. Credit: Wiki Commons.IThis year of 2011, marking the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, gives us an opportunity to see the difference between history as fact and history as perception.No better example of this exists than the life of Ulysses S. Grant. He died in 1885; to the end of the nineteenth century, there was one Ulysses S. Grant, based on fact and seen in that light. During almost all of the twentieth century, he was the subject of various forms of "revisionism." In recent years he is being restored to his rightful place in our history.
Originally published 09/09/2007
Edward G. Longacre
Credit: Wiki Commons/HNN staff.
Originally published 08/29/2017
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