The Papers of Ulysses S Grant

The Papers of Ulysses S  Grant

November 16, 1864-February 20, 1865 Ulysses Simpson Grant John Y. Simon. THE PAPERS OF ULYSSES S. GRANT Volume 13 : November 16 , 1864 - February 20 ...

Author: Ulysses Simpson Grant

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809311976

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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During the winter of 1864–65, the end of the Civil War neared as Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant maintained pressure against the dying Confederacy. Major General William T. Sherman ripped through Georgia and presented Savannah to President Abraham Lincoln as a Christmas gift. Grant continued the long siege at Petersburg, pinning down General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. He held Lee in place while his armies demolished the Confederacy elsewhere. Grant knew that the Confederacy could not long survive. He must have seen it in the faces of the Confederate peace commissioners who appeared at City Point at the end of January, although their meeting with Lincoln at Hampton Roads was unproductive. Grant prepared to strike the final blow.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Ulysses S Grant A Bibliography

Ulysses S  Grant  A Bibliography

"The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, Volume 6, September 1 -December 8, 1862." Journal of Mississippi History 39 (November 1977): 384-86. Discusses Grant's ...

Author: Marie Ellen Kelsey

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313083273

Category: History

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In Ulysses S. Grant: A Bibliography, Dr. Kelsey has created an invaluable resource for Grant scholars. The bibliography consists of twenty chapters covering Grant's early life, his careers both as soldier and as president, his associations with various individuals, his post-presidency activities, the role alcohol played in his life, his battle with throat cancer, and ultimately, his tragic death. What makes this book truly special is that Kelsey cites not only the usual books and journals but also a wide variety of nontraditional materials ranging from manuscripts to musical scores. Additionally, she has created a list of cited journals with OCLC numbers, making precise identification of old and obscure journals easy for researchers. Kelsey's sources are varied and multidimensional: she includes scholarly, popular, and ephemeral works to present the fullest possible picture of the legendary president. Kelsey also lists many obscure sources on not only Grant but also his associates, including all his cabinet members. The work includes citations about Julia Dent Grant, other Grant family members, Grant's cabinet members, John Rawlins, William Tecumseh Sherman, Ely Parker, Abraham Lincoln. Libraries of all types could benefit from including this resource in the reference collection. The text might get the most use in historical society libraries, as well as in the libraries of colleges and universities. Public libraries and private individuals interested in Grant and the Civil War would also appreciate the book's comprehensive nature.
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Lincoln s Spies

Lincoln s Spies

420,422,425,436; Morice, “Organizational Learning.” to Washington: Fishel, The Secret War for the Union, p. 548; The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, vol. 13, p.

Author: Douglas Waller

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501126840

Category: History

Page: 624

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A major addition to the history of the Civil War, Lincoln’s Spies is a riveting account of the secret battles waged by Union agents to save a nation. Filled with espionage, sabotage, and intrigue, it is also a striking portrait of a shrewd president who valued what his operatives uncovered. Veteran journalist Douglas Waller, who has written ground-breaking intelligence histories, turns his sights on the shadow war of four secret agents for the North—three men and one woman. From the tense days before Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration in 1861 to the surrender at Appomattox four years later, Waller delivers a fast-paced narrative of the heroes—and scoundrels—who informed Lincoln’s generals on the enemy positions for crucial battles and busted up clandestine Rebel networks. Famed detective Allan Pinkerton mounted a successful covert operation to slip Lincoln through Baltimore before his inauguration to foil an assassination attempt. But he failed as General George McClellan’s spymaster, delivering faulty intelligence reports that overestimated Confederate strength. George Sharpe, an erudite New York lawyer, succeeded Pinkerton as spymaster for the Union’s Army of the Potomac. Recruiting skilled operatives, some of whom dressed in Rebel uniforms, Sharpe ran highly successful intelligence operations that outpaced anything the enemy could field. Elizabeth Van Lew, a Virginia heiress who hated slavery and disapproved of secession, was one of Sharpe’s most successful agents. She ran a Union spy ring in Richmond out of her mansion, with dozens of agents feeding her military and political secrets she funneled to General Ulysses S. Grant as his army closed in on the Confederate capital. Van Lew became one of the unsung heroes of the war. Lafayette Baker was a handsome Union officer with a controversial past, whose agents clashed with Pinkerton’s operatives. The unscrupulous Baker assembled a retinue of disreputable spies, thieves, and prostitutes to root out traitors in Washington, D.C. But he failed at his most important mission: uncovering the threat to Lincoln from John Wilkes Booth and his gang. Behind these secret operatives was a president, one of our greatest, who was an avid consumer of intelligence and a ruthless aficionado of clandestine warfare, willing to take chances to win the war. Lincoln’s Spies, as Waller vividly depicts in his excellent new book, set the template for the dark arts the CIA would practice in the future.
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The Papers of Ulysses S Grant

The Papers of Ulysses S  Grant

The Papers are prepared under the auspices of the Ulysses S. Grant Association , whose directors ... VOLUME 13 : November 16 , 1864 - February 20 , 1865 .

Author: Ulysses S. Grant

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809314665

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 691

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This volume provides material that will allow a fresh evaluation of Grant's activities following Appomattox. In April Grant commanded an army of more than 1,000,000 men maintained at enormous cost. Disbanding this army took priority. By mid-July, more than two-thirds of the volunteers had been mustered out. Grant as peacemaker exerted his power to protect his former adversaries. He opposed prosecuting Southern military leaders, including Robert E. Lee and others who had been indicted for treason. The South had to accept defeat, but Grant was no believer in a Carthaginian peace. Two military tasks remained. Grant sent his two most trusted subordinates to solve these problems: Major General Philip H. Sheridan to pressure the French in Mexico and Major General William T. Sherman to keep settlers and Indians apart. During the summer, Grant drafted his report on the last year of the war. The style as well as the substance of the report attracted widespread attention. It also made clear Grant's mastery of events during that terrible year.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Irish General

The Irish General

Simon, The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, vol. 13, 456—57n; General Papers and Records, Secretary of War, vol. IV, M344, National Archives, cited in Keneally, ...

Author: Paul R. Wylie

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806182636

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Irish patriot, Civil War general, frontier governor—Thomas Francis Meagher played key roles in three major historical arenas. Today he is hailed as a hero by some, condemned as a drunkard by others. Paul R. Wylie now offers a definitive biography of this nineteenth-century figure who has long remained an enigma. The Irish General first recalls Meagher’s life from his boyhood and leadership of Young Ireland in the revolution of 1848, to his exile in Tasmania and escape to New York, where he found fame as an orator and as editor of the Irish News. He served in the Civil War—viewing the Union Army as training for a future Irish revolutionary force—and rose to the rank of brigadier general leading the famous Irish Brigade. Wylie traces Meagher’s military career in detail through the Seven Days battles, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. Wylie then recounts Meagher’s final years as acting governor of Montana Territory, sorting historical truth from false claims made against him regarding the militia he formed to combat attacking American Indians, and plumbing the mystery surrounding his death. Even as Meagher is lauded in most Irish histories, his statue in front of Montana’s capitol is viewed by some with contempt. The Irish General brings this multi-talented but seriously flawed individual to life, offering a balanced picture of the man and a captivating reading experience.
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Joint Operations In The James River Basin 1862 1865

Joint Operations In The James River Basin  1862   1865

Grant, Ulysses S. The Papers of Ulysses S, Grant, Vol. 10, January 1–May 31, 1864. Edited by John Y. Simon. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, ...

Author: LCDR David K. Zatt

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786253866

Category: History

Page: 75

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This study is an analysis of Union joint operations in the James River Basin from 1862 to 1865. Specifically the contributions made by the Union Navy during the battles of this period. It begins with an analysis of the Peninsula Campaign conducted by Major General George B. McClellan and Rear Admiral Louis M. Goldsborough in 1862 and concludes with the Union forces entry into Richmond in April 1865. The Union Navy played a significant role in shaping the outcome of the battles for control of the James River Basin and the eventual capture of Richmond. The Navy’s control of the river allowed Lieutenant General Grant to maintain his main supply base well forward in the theater. This enabled Grant to rapidly maneuver and resupply his forces. The study provides lessons on the difficulties of joint operations and the requirements to ensure success in the joint arena. Furthermore, it provides today’s United States military with a view of riverine and mine warfare operations and the implication of allowing these warfare areas to decay.
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John Archibald Campbell

John Archibald Campbell

42:296; John Y. Simon, ed., The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, vol. 13 (Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1985), 333–34. 19.

Author: Robert Saunders

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817358983

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 299

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Saunders presents the first full biography of the southern U.S. Supreme Court justice who championed both the U.S. Constitution and states' rights. The life of John Archibald Campbell reflects nearly every major development of 19th-century American history. He participated either directly or indirectly in events ranging from the Indian removal process of the 1830s, to sectionalism and the Civil War, to Reconstruction and redemption. Although not a defender of slavery, he feared that abrupt abolition would produce severe economic and social dislocation. He urged southerners to reform their labor system and to prepare for the eventual abolition of slavery. In the early 1850s he proposed a series of reforms to strengthen slave families and to educate the slaves so as to prepare them for assimilation into society as productive citizens. These views distinguished him from many southerners who steadfastly maintained the sanctity of the peculiar institution. Born and schooled in Georgia, Campbell moved to Montgomery, Alabama, in the early 1830s, where he joined a successful law practice. He served in the Alabama legislature for a brief period and then moved with his family to Mobile to establish a law practice. In 1853 Campbell was appointed an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. His concurring opinion in the Dred Scott case in 1857 derived not from the standpoint of protecting slavery but from an attempt to return political power to the states. As the sectional crisis gathered heat, Campbell counseled moderation. He became widely detested in the North because of his defense of states' rights, and he was distrusted in the South because of his moderate views on slavery and secession. In May 1861 Campbell resigned from the Court and later became the Confederacy's assistant secretary of war. After the war, Campbell moved his law practice to New Orleans. Upon his death in 1889, memorial speakers in Washington, D.C., and New Orleans recognized him as one of the nation's most gifted lawyers and praised his vast learning and mastery of both the common law and the civil law. In this first full biography of Campbell, Robert Saunders, Jr., reveals the prevalence of anti-secession views prior to the Civil War and covers both the judicial aspects and the political history of this crucial period in southern history.
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Lincoln s Political Generals

Lincoln      s Political Generals

Ibid. 97. Ibid. 98. Ibid., page 161. 99. Ibid., pages 164–165. 100. Simon, ed., The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant Vol. 13, page 16. Quoted in Kiper, page 292.

Author: Benton Rain Patterson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476616810

Category: History

Page: 244

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Lincoln’s most controversial generals—his so-called “political generals”—were appointed, promoted or kept in service for political purposes without regard for their competence. “It seems but little better than murder,” the Army’s general in chief, Henry Halleck, protested, “to give important commands to such men.” The book shows these seven generals—Butler, Banks, Sigel, Frémont, McClernand, Hurlbut and Wallace—in action, allowing readers to decide for themselves if Halleck was right in his withering assessment of Lincoln’s political generals.
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America History and Life

America  History and Life

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105016676251

Category: Canada

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
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Documentary Editing

Documentary Editing

Index to Volume 13 Charleston , S . C . : meeting in ( 1990 ) , 16 - 22 Chesnutt ... 55 Grant , Ulysses S . : unfairly treated by Henry Adams , 13 , 14 - 15 ...

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ISBN: UVA:X002273865

Category: Criticism, Textual

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Categories: Criticism, Textual

The Filson Club History Quarterly

The Filson Club History Quarterly

Russell , Richard B . , 94 Russell , William Henry , 212 – 13 Russell ... ed . , The Papers of Ulysses S . Grant , Volume 23 : February 1December 31 ...

Author: Otto Arthur Rothert

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ISBN: UOM:39015075738479

Category: Kentucky

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Includes list of members.
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Father Lincoln

Father Lincoln

Robert T. Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, January 22, 1865, quoted in John Y. Simon, ed., The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, vol. 13 (Carbondale: Southern ...

Author: Alan Manning

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493018246

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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President Abraham Lincoln is known as the Great Emancipator, the Savior of the Union, and an American martyr to the people who read about him. But that was not how his sons knew him. Presidential historian Alan Manning invites readers to see not the thoughtful, burdened president delivering the Gettysburg Address to a war-torn nation, but a man quietly reading bedtime stories to his sleepy-eyed sons; and not the resolute commander-in-chief seeking out winning generals and forming war policy, but a man wrestling with his own grown son’s desire to join the army and go off to war. A combination of history, biography, and family culture, this book follows Lincoln from his growing law practice in Springfield through the turbulent war years in the White House, highlighting the same challenges that many fathers face today: balancing a successful career with paternal responsibilities—a perspective largely ignored by previous Lincoln biographers, thus helping to complete the portrait of one of the most popular, significant, and complex figures in American history.
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Military Review

Military Review

THE PAPERS OF ULYSSES S. GRANT : Volume 13 : November 16 , 1864 - February 20 , 1865. Edited by John Y. Simon . 599 Pages . Southern Illinois University ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951001929978K

Category: Military art and science

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Professional Journal of the United States Army

Professional Journal of the United States Army

THE PAPERS OF ULYSSES S. GRANT : Volume 13 : November 16 , 1864 - February 20 , 1865. Edited by John Y. Simon . 599 Pages . Southern Illinois University ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435065905382

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The Caribbean Policy of the Ulysses S Grant Administration

The Caribbean Policy of the Ulysses S  Grant Administration

Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, Vol. 19,459. 55. ... William Newton Adams to Fish, Apr. 13, 1869, Fish papers, Container 308, LCMS. 58.

Author: Stephen McCullough

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498500135

Category: History

Page: 230

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This study examines the policies of the Ulysses S. Grant administration in the Caribbean. It analyzes how the administration reacted to an uprising in Spanish Cuba by seeking to expand US military and commercial influence and replace European dominance with an informal US empire.
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Publications of the State of Illinois

Publications of the State of Illinois

( Price : $ 24.95 ) ( OCLC # 10507432 ) The papers of Ulysses S. Grant : vol . 13 ; November 126 , 1864 - February 20 , 1865 , edited by John Y. Simon .

Author: Illinois. Office of Secretary of State

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ISBN: OSU:32435023115454

Category: Government publications

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Clad in Iron

Clad in Iron

The Gladstone Diaries, Volume VI: 1861–1868, 9 vols (Oxford: Oxford University ... The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, Volume 13: November 16, 1864–February 20, ...

Author: Howard J. Fuller

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313345902

Category: History

Page: 409

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This work will offer readers a unique 'international' look at the naval history of the Civil War and features extensive use of archival research conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, American and British.
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National Endowment for the Humanities Annual Report

National Endowment for the Humanities     Annual Report

The codex Cantares is a collection of ninety - one songs written in the Aztec ... Press published Volumes 13 and 14 of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant .

Author: National Endowment for the Humanities

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ISBN: UCSD:31822040958829

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Annual Report National Endowment for the Humanities

Annual Report   National Endowment for the Humanities

The codex Cantares is a collection of ninety - one songs written in the Aztec ... Press published Volumes 13 and 14 of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant .

Author: National Endowment for the Humanities

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ISBN: UIUC:30112002352513

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