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Ulysses S. Grant, 1861-1864 : his rise from obscurity to military greatness

Author: William Farina
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This biography details the three years which saw Ulysses S. Grant's extraordinary rise from mediocre shop clerk to general-in-chief of the U.S. Army. Grant's most spectacular campaigns, including Vicksburg and Chattanooga, are discussed in depth. Other topics include Grant's personal qualities and background, his extraordinary good fortune and the general's informal and unorthodox command style"--Provided by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Farina, William, 1955-
Ulysses S. Grant, 1861-1864.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007
(OCoLC)608552697
Named Person: Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Farina
ISBN: 9780786429776 0786429771 9780786480517 0786480513
OCLC Number: 105455451
Description: viii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: April 1861: Galena, Illinois --
May 1861: Springfield, Illinois --
June 1861: Colonel Grant --
July 1861: Florida, Missouri --
August 1861: Brigadier General Grant --
September 1861: Paducah, Kentucky --
October 1861: calm before the storm --
November 1861: Belmont, Missouri --
December 1861: winter quarters --
January 1862: Cairo dogs of war --
February 1862: Fort Donelson --
March 1862: America's most wanted man --
April 1862: Shiloh --
May 1862: disgrace --
June 1862: the occupation of Memphis --
July 1862: reunited with family --
August 1862: the most anxious period of the war --
September 1862: acoustic shadow at Iuka --
October 1862: the Battle of Corinth --
November 1862: the first Vicksburg campaign --
December 1862: the beginning of total war --
January 1863: the second Vicksburg campaign --
February 1863: bogged down, literally --
March 1863: inflexible not in the vocabulary --
April 1863: running the gauntlet --
May 1863: Champion Hill --
June 1863: the siege of Vicksburg --
July 1863: Major-General Grant --
August 1863: all look upon us as enemies --
September 1863: New Orleans --
October 1863: Rebels in blue suits --
November 1863: Missionary Ridge --
December 1863: the question astonishes me --
January 1864: celebrity in St. Louis --
February 1864: Georgia preparations --
March 1864: Lieutenant-General Grant.
Responsibility: William Farina.
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Details the three years which saw Ulysses S Grant's extraordinary rise from mediocre shop clerk to general-in-chief of the US Army. Beginning with Grant's work at his family's leather shop in Galena,  Read more...

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