Here’s Brooks Simpson speaking to the U.S. Capitol Historical Society at their 2012 Civil War Symposium.
The video’s description reads, “Arizona State University history professor Brooks Simpson talked about the Lieutenant General Act of 1864. The act made Ulysses S. Grant a lieutenant general and gave him command of the Union Army. Professor Simpson spoke at the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s 2012 Civil War Symposium.”
Like all of Brooks’ presentations, this one is well worth watching, savoring, and learning.