The Civil War Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant; Edited by Brian M. Thomsen; Afterword by Thomas Fleming

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From the Western frontier to the battlefields of Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Franklin, Petersburg, and Richmond, Grant saw the war from the front lines and made the decisions that affected lives on day-to-day basis. His writings provide a revealing look into the life of a commander of the War Between the States.

The Civil War Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is a popular abridgment of his massive two-volume Personal Memoirs. This monumental edition broke all records in American publishing at the time. Grant died less than one week after completing its writing.

This abridgment solely coverts Grant's experiences in the Civil War from Sumter to Appomattox, giving the reader a front-line seat next to the greatest Union general of the War Between States.


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Civil War Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
Chapter XVIIOutbreak Of The Rebellion - Presiding At A Union Meeting -- Mustering Officer Of State Troops -- Lyon At Camp Jackson -- Services Tendered To The Government. 
The 4th of March, 1861, came, and Abraham Lincoln was sworn to maintain the Union against all its enemies. The secession of one State after another followed, until eleven had gone out. On the 11th of April Fort Sumter, a National fort in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, was fired upon by the Southerners and a few days after was captured. The Confederates proclaimed themselves
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  • Ulysses S. Grant; Edited by Brian M. Thomsen; Afterword by Thomas Fleming

  • Ulysses S. Grant was the commander-in-chief of the Union forces during the climactic late years of the Civil War and later served as the 18th President of the United States. He died in 1885.

    Brian M. Thomsen is the editor of Shadows of Blue & Gray: The Civil War Writings of Ambrose Bierce, Alternate Gettyburgs, and The American Fantasy Tradition. He lives in Brooklyn.

    Thomas Fleming is a historian whose many books include West Point: The Men and the Times of the U.S. Military Academy; 1776: Year of Illusions; Liberty! The American Revolution; and The New Dealers' War: FDR and the War Within World War II. Fleming is a former president of the American Center of P.E.N., the international writers' organization.