Category Grant

September 28, 2017: Smith Lecture in Civil War History – Joan Waugh

Here’s Professor Joan Waugh of UCLA giving the 2017 Richard Smith Lecture in Civil War History at Ohio Wesleyan University. She discusses the legacy of Ulysses S. Grant. This is a very good lecture. Advertisements

General Robert E. Lee’s North Anna River Defense

Here’s Chris Mackowski giving a presentation on Lee’s actions [and inactions] at the North Anna River as part of the 2017 Emerging Civil War Symposium. The video’s description reads, ” Chris Mackowski, author of Strike Them a Blow: Battle Along the North Anna River, talked about General Robert E. Lee’s North Anna River defense. This talk was […]

Grant Invades Tennessee: The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson

This is an interview on Civil War Talk Radio between host Professor Gerry Prokopowicz and author Timothy B. Smith. It’s a pretty good interview and discussion on the early Henry/Donelson campaign.

Lincoln, Congress, Grant, and the Lieutenant General Act

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. […]

Institute for Honor 2015: “Lincoln and Grant: Achieving the Peace” with H.W. Brands

Here’s historian H. W. Brands giving a lecture at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA on Lincoln and Grant. The video’s description reads, “Henry William Brands was born in Oregon, went to college in California, sold cutlery across the American West and earned graduate degrees in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. ~ […]

Grant Rap

Inspired by the brilliant hit musical, Hamilton, I thought I’d try my hand. I’m no Lin-Manuel Miranda for sure, but it’s a start. Let’s lobby for a musical about Grant! [Who lives, who dies, who tells your story] My name is Hiram but they call me Ulysses, I’m out to prove all the Rebels are sissies. I […]

Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and Leadership

Here’s Jack Davis speaking at the 2017 Longwood University symposium in Farmville, VA. He’s talking about U.S. Grant and R. E. Lee. The video’s description reads, “William ‘Jack’ Davis compared the upbringings and leadership skills of Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. This talk was part of a day-long seminar […]