Tag Archives: Ulysses S. Grant

The Bust of Grant and the Indiscriminate Destruction of Monuments

For some people, Ulysses S. Grant’s monument in San Francisco toppled last Friday not with a clang but with a loud “I told you so.” “First, it’s Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, but just you wait,” those people have … Continue reading

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FREE ECW Podcast: “Curt Fields: Portraying General Grant”

As a living historian Curt Fields portrays Ulysses S. Grant. Get inside Grant’s mind, and learn some surprising insights, in the latest Emerging Civil War podcast.  Listed for free, you can hear the audio or download for listening later through … Continue reading

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Lee’s Last Great Field Victory: A Reassessment of Cold Harbor

ECW welcomes guest author Nathan Provost. On June 3, 1864, Federal soldiers waited anxiously to assault the seven-mile-long Confederate line near Mechanicsville, Virginia. The largest engagement of the battle of Cold Harbor was about to take place. Unbeknownst to them, … Continue reading

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BookChat with Judkin Browning and Timothy Silver, authors of An Environmental History of the Civil War

I was pleased to spend some time recently with a new book by historians Judkin Browning and Timothy Silver. Drs. Browning and Silver are professors at Appalachian State University, where Browning is professor of military history and Silver is professor … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant: Re-emerging

In the last three days, #Grant has been trending on social media as the History Channel’s new documentary airs. This re-emergence Ulysses S. Grant’s popularity has sparked the anticipated discussions about the general, the president, and—of course—the new look at … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunities in the Race to the North Anna

On the evening of May 20, 1864, Ulysses S. Grant sent Winfield Scott Hancock’s II Corps south from Spotsylvania Court House to Massaponnax Church, with orders to march onward toward Bowling Green, Milford Station, and—if Hancock thought he could make … Continue reading

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BookChat with David Silkenat, author of Raising the White Flag

I was pleased to spend some time recently with a new book by historian David Silkenat, senior lecturer of American history at the University of Edinburgh. Silkenat is the author of Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the Civil … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: Ulysses S. Grant: In Memory & Memoir

Podcast Update: All our subscribers can still access the Patreon account, but you’ll notice you weren’t charged the monthly subscriber fee for March. We’re taking a little break this month and considering what’s next for the podcast! And on to … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “Ulysses S. Grant: In Memoir & Memory” Is Now Available

Chris Mackowski and Nick Sacco from Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site had an enlightening conversation about a certain Union general and how he wrote his memories and then has been remembered. This recording is available to all subscribers at … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: Breaking Down the “Truths” of The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

ECW welcomes Nick Sacco. He’s authored an essay about Grant’s memoirs for the newest book and is here to share some additional perspective and thoughts… When it comes to biographies of Ulysses S. Grant, few arouse as much debate among … Continue reading

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