Tag Archives: Grant’s Tomb

Paying My Respects to Pap Thomas

As a Virginian who stayed loyal to the Union, perhaps it makes sense that George Thomas was laid to rest somewhere in the north. In that grand scheme of things, Troy, NY, seems as likely a place as anywhere. Troy … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Appomattox (part one)

One of the images that hangs high over Ulysses S. Grant’s sepulcher is an image of a handshake. It’s an idealized painting of Grant and Lee at Appomattox, sealing their deal. A handshake was a man’s word. It’s the way … Continue reading

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For Presidents Day

Although not one of the presidents typically associated with Presidents Day, here are a couple of quick snapshots from a weekend visit to Ulysses S. Grant’s burial site in New York City.  

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Paying Respects to General Grant

On a visit with the wife to New York City over Thanksgiving, between Radio City Hall and the Rockettes, the Macy’s Day Parade, and the lights and glamour of Times Square, we snuck up to what is referred to as … Continue reading

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