Tag Archives: Ulysses S. Grant

Was Grant “The Silent Man”?

Was Ulysses S. Grant “the silent man”? He certainly had a reputation for it in his time, and since then, his purported silence has contributed to the perception that Grant was/is sphinx-like. Later this month, I’ll have the privilege to … Continue reading

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Gustav Waagner: The Hungarian Revolutionary Faced One of his Toughest Tests against Stonewall Jackson at Manassas Junction

After the march of Stonewall Jackson’s 24,000 men culminated at Bristoe Station on August 26, 1862, where they managed to cut John Pope’s communication and supply line, Jackson turned his attention to Manassas Junction five miles up the Orange & … Continue reading

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On the Porch at Grant Cottage

I’m pleased to pass along (with permission) a neat treat shared with me by Ben Kemp, director of operations at Grant Cottage. This family portrait of Ulysses and Julia Grant at the Cottage, surrounded by their kids and grandkids, has … Continue reading

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Watching Out for Grant?

I saw this set of road signs in Point Pleasant, Ohio, near the Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace. I have no idea if someone was making a joke or getting in a dig or what when they installed the signs, but … Continue reading

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Maine at War July 2022 blog posts

In July 2022 my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from a popular rail trail that brushes against Civil War history to a 1st Maine Heavy Artillery veteran who did not let his bullet-shattered jaw silence him. July 6, … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Grant’s Bicentennial and His Changing Assessment

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog Last month’s commemorations of the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Ulysses S. Grant helped to place the general and president in the perspectives of the various decades … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast: Grant vs. Lee

Follow “Grant versus Lee” from the Wilderness to Appomattox—in 304 pages. Chris Mackowski and Dan Welch talk about the latest book from the ECW 10th anniversary series, Grant vs. Lee: Favorite Stories from the Historians at Emerging Civil War (Savas Beatie, … Continue reading

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Grant’s 200th Birthday…In The Wilderness

Did you see Chris Mackowski’s videos for Grant’s 200th Birthday this week? They are on Emerging Civil War’s Facebook page, and now we’ve got links to share here on the blog.

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Happy 200th Birthday, Ulysses S. Grant!

I think we sometimes forget the magnitude of what Ulysses S. Grant did: he saved the United States of America. That’s no small thing, saving the country. And he did so in a way that ensured the end of slavery, … Continue reading

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ECW Patreon Exclusive: U.S. Grant’s Bicentennial at the Cottage

As previously announced, two new ECW podcast episodes are now available for free through Spotify and Apple Podcasts. However, we are still offering exclusive content on our Patreon account as a thank you for your support! The exclusive content for … Continue reading

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