Category Grant

Did the CONFEDERACY Have BETTER GENERALS?!?!?!

Here’s another hilarious contribution from Atun-Shei Films correcting lost cause lies. He doesn’t really understand what Lee was doing and how Lee’s strategy was the best the confederates could put up, but other than that it’s pretty good. The video’s description reads, “Checkmate, Lincolnites! Debunking Lost Cause myths – as well as more benign common […]

Whip the Rebellion

This book by George Walsh is a military biography of Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War. His purpose is to trace Grant’s rise to command of all US armies in the Civil War and his victory in accepting Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Apparently it’s a companion to Mr. Walsh’s earlier Damage Them […]

Generals Grant and Lee Reconsidered

In this video, BGEN and Professor Ty Seidule, MGEN Dana Pittard, and GEN David Petreaus discuss Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E Lee. The video’s description reads, “To mark the 199th anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant’s birthday, the Grant Monument Association hosted a discussion about Grant and Lee’s legacy. Retired Generals David Petraeus, Dana Pittard and Ty Seidule discussed military bases named […]

Ulysses S. Grant’s Post-Presidency Life and Memoirs

Here’s Chris Mackowski giving a presentation at the 2021 Emerging Civil War Virtual Symposium on Ulysses S. Grant’s post-Presidential life. The video’s description reads, “Chris Mackowski is the author of Grant’s Last Battle: The Story Behind the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. He talked about his book, which recounts Grant’s life post-presidency, including his financial ruin […]

The Civil War in the West

This book by Professor Earl J. Hess is an overview of the campaigns fought in the Cis-Mississippi Western Theater. Professor Hess makes the case that the war in the West was different from the war in the East, not only in geography but also in the way it was fought, and the men who fought […]

Keys to Grant’s Generalship

Professor Peter Campbell, a political scientist at Baylor University, mined Ulysses S. Grant’s Memoirs to identify what he believes are the keys to Grant’s generalship and has published this essay with his findings. He writes, “As great as the literary merits of Grant’s memoir may be, the focus in this essay is on appreciating the […]

The Darkest Days of the War

This book by Peter Cozzens, which discusses the battles of Iuka and Corinth in 1862, is very good. It is pure military history and is deeply researched and well written. In his Preface, Cozzens tells us, “Glance at any map of the Confederacy depicting its railroads, and your eye is naturally drawn to Corinth. It […]

Chicago Reviewing Monuments, Including Lincoln

The city of Chicago identified forty-one monuments it labels as “problematic,” including five monuments to Abraham Lincoln. As this article tells us, “Mayor Lori Lightfoot vowed Wednesday to confront the ‘hard truths of Chicago’s racial history’ — by launching a public process to review the fate of 41 statues, plaques and works of art, including […]

Connecting the Civil War and Reconstruction to the January 6 Treason

More historians and others have weighed in on the January 6 treasonous attempted coup, and much of the commentary can connect the Civil War and Reconstruction to what happened. First let’s look at this post, which tells us, “Much will be said about the fact that these actions threaten the core of our democracy and […]

CWTR Episode 1711: The Union Assaults at Vicksburg: Grant Attacks Pemberton, May 17-22, 1863

This is a pretty good discussion between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Dr. Timothy Smith on Grant’s assaults on the confederate lines at Vicksburg.