Category Grant

The Orange Cheeto Expounds on the Marble Man

Donald Trump has said quite a few bizarre things. He now thinks he knows something about American history. As usual, he’s delusional. [See stories here, here, and here] ” ‘[Ohio] also gave you a general who was incredible. He drank a little bit too much. You know who I’m talking about right? So Robert E. Lee […]

President Grant’s World Tour

Here’s a discussion with historian Ryan Semmes on Ulysses S. Grant’s world tour following his presidency. This is a pretty good discussion. The video’s description reads, “Ulysses S. Grant was president from 1869 to 1877. After serving two terms, he took a world tour with his family.American History TV spoke with Ryan Semmes of Mississippi State University about the former […]

Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Espionage

Here’s Dr. William Feis speaking at the National Civil War Museum on Ulysses S. Grant’s intelligence system in the Civil War. This is an excellent presentation, based on his book, Grant’s Secret Service: The Intelligence War from Belmont to Appomattox. The video’s description reads, “Military historian William Feis talked about his book, Grant’s Secret Service: The Intelligence […]

Discussion on Grant and Lincoln

Here’s a nice discussion about Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant held at the Mississippi Festival of the Book in Jackson, Mississippi this weekend. The moderator is Frank Williams, formerly Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and the panelists are Professors John Marszalek of Mississippi State University, Charles Calhoun of East Carolina […]

Challenges in Writing Presidential Biographies

This is a panel of presidential biographers who discussed their subjects and writing biographies in general. I’m including this because the panel includes Professor Joan Waugh of UCLA, author of an excellent book on Ulysses S. Grant. The video’s description reads, “Five historians who have written about U.S. presidents and the presidency discussed the challenges […]

The War Within the Union High Command

This book by Thomas J. Goss, Ph.D., is a comparison and contrasting of regular army generals and so-called “political” generals in the Union armies during the Civil War. I found it very useful. He tells us, “By the surrender at Appomattox the president had appointed 583 general officers. Since the regular army officer corps in […]

The Phony History on a Confederate Monument

For those who think removing confederate monuments is erasing history, the question must be, what kind of history do you think is “erased?” This is the Alexander County Confederate Monument in Taylorsville, North Carolina. Let’s see what kind of “history” it “teaches.” It claims R. E. Lee was opposed to slavery. We’ve already considered this […]