The General s Wife The Life of Mrs Ulysses S Grant

The General   s Wife  The Life of Mrs  Ulysses S  Grant

260; Grant to Washburne, May 14 and June 19, 1862, Washburne papers, Illinois Historical Society; Sherman to Mrs. Sherman, April 24, 1862; W. T. Sherman, Home Letters of ... 147; J. F. C. Fuller, The Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant, p.

Author: Ishbel Ross

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786258540

Category: History

Page: 337

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An excellent and diligently researched biography of Julia Boggs Dent Grant (1826-1902), the wife of the 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, and First Lady of the United States from 1869 to 1877. An active participant in presidential matters, The First Lady was widely regarded to possess tremendous strength of character, sharing in the mixed fortunes of her husband, promoting his welfare, loved and cared for her family, and fulfilled her patriotic duty as First Lady. She reveled in her role as hostess to the nation, and by all accounts brought warmth and a home-like atmosphere to the White House. Includes over 15 B&W illustrations.
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General Ulysses S Grant

General Ulysses S  Grant

Richardson, Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant, 63–65; [Adams], Our StandardBearer, 43–44. 21. Ishbel Ross, The General's Wife: The Life of Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant (New York, 1959), 93. 22. Coolidge, Ulysses S. Grant, 1:9; Woodward, ...

Author: Edward G. Longacre

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306816369

Category: History

Page: 368

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In this new biography of General Ulysses S. Grant, acclaimed Civil War historian, Edward G. Longacre, examines Grant's early life and his military career for insights into his great battlefield successes as well as his personal misfortunes. Longacre concentrates on Grant's boyhood and early married life; his moral, ethical, and religious views; his troubled military career; his strained relationships with wartime superiors; and, especially, his weakness for alcohol, which exerted a major influence on both his military and civilian careers. Longacre, to a degree that no other historian has done before, investigates Grant's alcoholism in light of his devout religious affiliations, and the role these sometimes conflicting forces had on his military career and conduct. Longacre's conclusions present a new and surprising perspective on the ever-fascinating life of General Grant.
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The General S Wife The Life Of Mrs Ulysses S Grant

The General S Wife The Life Of Mrs Ulysses S Grant

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Author: Ishbel Ross

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 137699772X


Page: 404

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A Companion to First Ladies

A Companion to First Ladies

Citizen of a Wider Commonwealth: The Post‐presidential Diplomacy of Ulysses S. Grant. ... Boots and Saddles, or, Life in Dakota with General Custer. New York: Harper & Brothers. ... The General's Wife: The Life of Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant.

Author: Katherine A.S. Sibley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118732243

Category: History

Page: 760

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This volume explores more than two centuries of literature on the First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, providing the first historiographical overview of these important women in U.S. history. Underlines the growing scholarly appreciation of the First Ladies and the evolution of the position since the 18th century Explores the impact of these women not only on White House responsibilities, but on elections, presidential policies, social causes, and in shaping their husbands’ legacies Brings the First Ladies into crisp historiographical focus, assessing how these women and their contributions have been perceived both in popular literature and scholarly debate Provides concise biographical treatments for each First Lady
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Mrs Grant and Madame Jule

Mrs  Grant and Madame Jule

General Aldolphe de Chambrun (New York: Random House, 1952); Catherine Clinton, Mrs. Lincoln: A Life (New York: ... with Grant (New York: Century Company, 1897); Ishbel Ross, The General's Wife: The Life of Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant (New ...

Author: Jennifer Chiaverini

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698161382

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and Mrs. Lincoln's Rival imagines the inner life of Julia Grant, beloved as a Civil War general’s wife and the First Lady, yet who grappled with a profound and complex relationship with the slave who was her namesake—until she forged a proud identity of her own. In 1844, Missouri belle Julia Dent met dazzling horseman Lieutenant Ulysses S Grant. Four years passed before their parents permitted them to wed, and the groom’s abolitionist family refused to attend the ceremony. Since childhood, Julia owned as a slave another Julia, known as Jule. Jule guarded her mistress’s closely held twin secrets: She had perilously poor vision but was gifted with prophetic sight. So it was that Jule became Julia’s eyes to the world. And what a world it was, marked by gathering clouds of war. The Grants vowed never to be separated, but as Ulysses rose through the ranks—becoming general in chief of the Union Army—so did the stakes of their pact. During the war, Julia would travel, often in the company of Jule and the four Grant children, facing unreliable transportation and certain danger to be at her husband’s side. Yet Julia and Jule saw two different wars. While Julia spoke out for women—Union and Confederate—she continued to hold Jule as a slave behind Union lines. Upon the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Jule claimed her freedom and rose to prominence as a businesswoman in her own right, taking the honorary title Madame. The two women’s paths continued to cross throughout the Grants’ White House years in Washington, DC, and later in New York City, the site of Grant’s Tomb. Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule is the first novel to chronicle this singular relationship, bound by sight and shadow.
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The Personal Memoirs of Julia Dent Grant

The Personal Memoirs of Julia Dent Grant

Thomas M. Pitkin , The Captain Departs : Ulysses S. Grant's Last Campaign ( Carbondale and Edwardsville ... 1894 , University Archives , Stanford University ; Ishbel Ross , The General's Wife : The Life of Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant ( New ...

Author: John Y Simon

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809337873

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

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Written in the early twentieth century for her children and grandchildren and first published in 1975, these eloquent memoirs detail the life of General Ulysses S. Grant’s wife. First Lady Julia Dent Grant wrote her reminiscences with the vivacity and charm she exhibited throughout her life, telling her story in the easy flow of an afternoon conversation with a close friend. She writes fondly of White Haven, a plantation in St. Louis County, Missouri, where she had an idyllic girlhood and later met Ulysses. In addition to relating the joys she experienced, Grant tells about the difficult and sorrowful times. Her anecdotes give fascinating glimpses into the years of the American Civil War. One recounts the night President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Grant insisted she and her husband turn down an invitation to the theater. Her decision saved her husband’s life: like Lincoln, he too had been marked for assassination. Throughout these memoirs, which she ends with her husband’s death, Grant seeks to introduce her descendants to both her and the man she loved. She also strives to correct misconceptions that were circulated about him. She wanted posterity to share her pride in this man, whom she saw as one of America’s greatest heroes. Her book is a testament to their devoted marriage. This forty-fifth-anniversary edition includes a new foreword by John F. Marszalek and Frank J. Williams, a new preface by Pamela K. Sanfilippo, the original foreword by Bruce Catton, the original introduction by editor John Y. Simon, recommendations for further reading, and more than twenty photographs of the Grants, their children, and their friends.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Ulysses S Grant A Victor Not a Butcher

Ulysses S  Grant  A Victor  Not a Butcher

Osborne, Charles C. Jubal: The Life and Times of General Jubal A. Early, CSA, defender of the Lost Cause. ... Pfanz, Donald C. Richard S. Ewell: A Soldier's Life. ... The General's Wife: The Life of Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant.

Author: Edward H. Bonekemper, III

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9781596986411

Category: Political Science

Page: 474

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Ulysses S. Grant is often accused of being a cold–hearted butcher of his troops. In Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher, historian Edward H. Bonekemper III proves that Grant’s casualty rates actually compared favorably with those of other Civil War generals. His perseverance, decisiveness, moral courage, and political acumen place him among the greatest generals of the Civil War—indeed, of all military history. Bonekemper proves that it was no historical accident that Grant accepted the surrender of three entire Confederate armies and won the Civil War. Bonekemper ably silences Grant’s critics and restores Grant to the heroic reputation he so richly deserves.
Categories: Political Science

Presidential Wives

Presidential Wives

Julia Dent Grant 1. Ishbel Ross , The General's Wife : The Life of Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant ( New York , 1959 ) , 204 . 2. New York Tribune , Feb. 25 , 1867 , quoted in William B. Hesseltine , Ulysses S. Grant : Politician ( New York ...

Author: Paul F. Boller

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195121422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 568

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Describes each first lady and her contributions to her husband's administration and to the history of the period, followed by anecdotes depicting the woman and her characteristics.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography



The General's Wife: The Life of Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1959. Rusk, Ralph L. The Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949. Sarna, Jonathan D. When General Grant Expelled the Jews.

Author: Ron Chernow

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781788541589

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1056

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A dramatic portrait of one of America's most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant, by Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow, author of the book on which the astonishing musical Hamilton is based. As late as April 1861, when the American Civil War broke out, Ulysses S. Grant was a dismal failure. A competent officer in the war against Mexico, he had resigned from the army over his drinking and had sunk into poverty as a civilian, losing all his money in hopeless investments. He had failed to secure the command of a volunteer unit and was about to return to his abject life working in his family's leather-goods store when he was offered the colonelcy of an Illinois regiment. Less than four years later he was the commanding general of the victorious Union armies and was hailed as a military genius. He later served two terms as President of the United States. This is the epic biography of a very unheroic American hero, a modest, reticent and principled man who surprised the world and changed it for the better.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Grant and Sherman

Grant and Sherman

Ross, Sshbcl. The General's Wife: The Life of Mrs, Ulysses S. Grant. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1959. Sanborn, F. B. The Life and Letters of John Brown: Liberator of Kansas and Martyr of Virginia. New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969.

Author: Charles Bracelen Flood

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429968911

Category: History

Page: 480

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"We were as brothers," William Tecumseh Sherman said, describing his relationship to Ulysses S. Grant. They were incontestably two of the most important figures in the Civil War, but until now there has been no book about their victorious partnership and the deep friendship that made it possible. They were prewar failures--Grant, forced to resign from the Regular Army because of his drinking, and Sherman, who held four different jobs, including a beloved position at a military academy in the South, during the four years before the Confederates fired on Fort Sumter. But heeding the call to save the Union each struggled past political hurdles to join the war effort. And taking each other's measure at the Battle of Shiloh, ten months into the war, they began their unique collaboration. Often together under fire on the war's great battlefields, they smoked cigars as they gave orders and learned from their mistakes as well as from their shrewd decisions. They shared the demands of family life and the heartache of loss, including the tragic death of Shermans's favorite son. They supported each other in the face of mudslinging criticism by the press and politicians. Their growing mutual admiration and trust, which President Lincoln increasingly relied upon, would set the stage for the crucial final year of the war. While Grant battled with Lee in the campaigns that ended at Appomattox Court House, Sherman first marched through Georgia to Atlanta, and then continued with his epic March to the Sea. Not only did Grant and Sherman come to think alike, but, even though their headquarters at that time were hundreds of miles apart, they were in virtually daily communication strategizing the final moves of the war and planning how to win the peace that would follow. Moving and elegantly written, Grant and Sherman is an historical page turner: a gripping portrait of two men, whose friendship, forged on the battlefield, would win the Civil War.
Categories: History