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A Marriage Tested by War: Ulysses and Julia Grant

John Y. Simon

in Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195330854
eISBN:
9780199851393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330854.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes how the marriage of Ulysses and Julia Grant withstood financial woes, accusations of alcoholism, sectionalism, civil war, and sudden unwanted fame. There were dark days, ... More


Determination and Leadership: Ulysses S. Grant

Harry S. Laver

in The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174723
eISBN:
9780813174778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174723.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

As a young officer serving under Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott in the Mexican-American War, Ulysses S. Grant saw firsthand the difference a determined leader could make. He showed signs of a ... More


The American Civil War

Williamson Murray

in The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608638
eISBN:
9780191731754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608638.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 9 focuses on the relationship between the evolving grand strategy and military strategy in the American Civil War (1861–5). Williamson Murray emphasizes the symbiotic relationship between ... More


Grant's Second Civil War: The Battle for Historical Memory

William A. Blair

in The Spotsylvania Campaign

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807824023
eISBN:
9781469604411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898376_gallagher.12
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter demonstrates that Ulysses S. Grant labored diligently to influence the historical memory of his role in the war. Concentrating on the general's published memoirs, it challenges the ... More


The Secularization of Nonsectarianism

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter concludes the examination of the school question by tracing the secularization of the concept of nonsectarianism. It discusses the ongoing Protestant-Catholic conflict over Bible reading ... More


The Spotsylvania Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher (ed.)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807824023
eISBN:
9781469604411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898376_gallagher
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Spotsylvania Campaign was a crucial period in the protracted confrontation between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee in spring 1864. Approaching the campaign from a variety of perspectives, the ... More


Grant Finally Takes Command: How the Race to Appomattox Was Won

William W. Bergen

in Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640761
eISBN:
9781469640785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640761.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

William Bergen argues that such a turn-around occurred only once Grant was able to institute his own aggressive brand of warfare with the armies of the James and Potomac – once he finally, and ... More


Civil War Exodus: The Jews and Grant’s General Order No. 11

Stephen V. Ash

in Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the impact of General Ulysses S. Grant's General Order No. 11 on the Jews of Paducah, Kentucky. Unlike many other places where Jews lived or worked, Grant's expulsion order was ... More


The Union Army’s Struggle over the Limits of Confiscation in the West

Kristopher A. Teters

in Practical Liberators: Union Officers in the Western Theater during the Civil War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469638867
eISBN:
9781469638881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638867.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

From the beginning of the war to the summer of 1862, officers in the West adopted policies toward fugitive slaves that ranged from barring them altogether from their lines to aggressively liberating ... More


The Blaine Amendment

Steven K. Green

in The Bible, the School, and the Constitution: The Clash that Shaped Modern Church-State Doctrine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199827909
eISBN:
9780199932849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827909.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the events surrounding the Blaine Amendment of 1876, when Congress came close to altering the religion clauses of the First Amendment. The Blaine Amendment was ostensibly ... More


Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War

David Silkenat

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649726
eISBN:
9781469649740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649726.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The American Civil War began with a laying down of arms by Union troops at Fort Sumter, and it ended with a series of surrenders, most famously at Appomattox Courthouse. But in the intervening four ... More


The Wilderness Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807823347
eISBN:
9781469602394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807835890_gallagher
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the spring of 1864, in the vast Virginia scrub forest known as the Wilderness, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee first met in battle. The Wilderness campaign of May 5–6 initiated an epic ... More


Grant Moves South: Combined Operations on the James River, 1864

Craig L. Symonds

in Union Combined Operations in the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232864
eISBN:
9780823240777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232864.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

By the spring of 1864, the Union had experienced so much disappointment with combined operations that instead of allaying suspicion between the services, the overriding sense of distrust was at least ... More


War at Our Own Doors

A. Wilson Greene

in Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638577
eISBN:
9781469638591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638577.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter provides the geographic, operational, social, and economic background to the Petersburg Campaign. It introduces the commanders of the four armies involved in the campaign and outlines ... More


Post-war Anti-Catholicism

William B. Kurtz

in Excommunicated From the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267538
eISBN:
9780823272372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267538.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The divided response of Catholics to the war allowed nativism to continue to thrive in post-war America. Thomas Nast lampooned their loyalty and Americanness in his cartoons while President Ulysses ... More


A General Who Will Fight: The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant

Harry S. Laver

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136776
eISBN:
9780813141282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136776.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Prior to his service in the Civil War, nothing about Ulysses S. Grant indicated that he would be an extraordinary leader. His performance as a cadet at West Point was mediocre and he finished in the ... More


Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant

John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel

in Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227365
eISBN:
9780823240869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227365.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Abraham Lincoln has been rightly praised for eradicating slavery and saving the Union. However he was spared the agony of Reconstruction. Ulysses S. Grant picked up the burden and fought for Black ... More


Remembering Civil War

Susan L. Mizruchi

in The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832509
eISBN:
9781469605678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887967_mizruchi.5
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter describes how the most significant Civil War writing was retrospective. The literary surge of Civil War remembering began, it seems, with the drying of the ink on General Robert E. Lee's ... More


A Convulsion at Appomattox: Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and the Uneasy Peace

David Silkenat

in Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649726
eISBN:
9781469649740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649726.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Robert E. Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. It explores Lee's decision to surrender, their meeting at the McLean ... More


Worse Than Murder: Ulysses S. Grant, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and Unconditional Surrender

David Silkenat

in Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649726
eISBN:
9781469649740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649726.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter compares how Ulysses S. Grant and Nathan Bedford Forrest used surrender. While Forrest demanded surrender and threatened a massacre if refused, Grant saw surrender as an opportunity to ... More


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