New York :
- 1st ed
- Item Description
- This is a single volume abridgment of the Personal memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, originally published in two volumes by Charles L. Webster & Co., New York, in 1885. The text has been abridged to cover Grant's Civil War years only.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
- Physical Description
- 524 p.
- Main Author
- Other Authors
An abridgement of Grant's two-volume Personal Memoirs reflects on his military career during the Civil War, chronicling the events, campaigns, politics, and personalities of the war, from Ft. Sumter to Appomattox, from the commander's point of view. Reprint.Review by Publisher Summary 2
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 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.Highlights Include:- General William Tecumseh Sherman on his infamous march through Georgia- General George B. McClellan on the battle of Antietam and the legendary lost order that should have tipped him off to Lee's plans- General George Armstrong Custer's experience of going straight from studying at West Point to the battlefield- General (CSA) James Longstreet on serving under Robert E. Lee- General (CSA) G. Moxley Sorrel on serving under James Longstreet- Major (CSA) J.S.Mosby on the South's Guerilla campaign- General (CSA) Jubal Earley's memoir of the last year of the war.