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 a day-to-day basis. His writings provide a revealing look into the life of the commander in chief of the Union army as well as the seminal eyewitness account of the War between theFrom 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 a day-to-day basis. His writings provide a revealing look into the life of the commander in chief of the Union army as well as the seminal eyewitness account of the War between the States.The Civil War Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is a popular abridgment of his two-volume Personal Memoirs, which he arranged to have published to provide for his family after his death. (It was a huge bestseller and broke all records in American publishing at the time.) He died less than one week after completing its writing.This abridgment covers Grant's experiences in the Civil War, from the first shot at Sumter to Appomattox, giving the reader a front-line seat next to the greatest Union general of the war....
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The Civil War Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant Reviews
Well written (I can see why people speculated that it was ghosted by Mark Twain), clear, surprisingly thoughtful and even philosophical at times. Kept my interest throughout. I now understand why he and Lincoln had such high regard for one another.
Fascinating first-hand account of a pivotal moment in American history from the perspective of the commander of the Union army and later President. He’s a very clear and direct writer who mixes humility with an acute awareness of political interpretations and potential for perceived slights. I found particularly interesting a) his very critical opinion on political nature of the Mexican-American war and how it led to the Civil War b) the western theater of operations — the Union performed much better in the West and gained control of the Mississippi pretty early, but I don’t remember learning this at all in history class — c) the instances of camaraderie and humanity between opposing members of the conflict, particularly among those who had served in the military together d) leadership decisions (and critiques thereof), especially pertaining to promotion and demotion of high-ranking officers.
Levelheaded and considerate man.Leather shop in Galena Ohio.Preface..Man proposes, God disposes. (compare to Plans/Laughs)Kind and honorable terms to Confederates after their surrender. Time for healing.
So to be honest, I skipped around on this a lot to find battles and events of interest. It's worth looking at just for the intro, famous battles, insights into Lincoln's assassination (he was supposed to be there after all!), and thoughts on the Civil War in general.
Want to know what goes on in the mind and heart of a war leader? Read this one!