Ulysses S. Grant, 1861-1864: His Rise from Obscurity to Military Greatness

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On May 3, 1861, Illinois Governor Richard Yates appointed a Mexican War veteran with Democratic sympathies and southern ties to be chief mustering officer at Camp Yates in Springfield. And so began Ulysses S. Grants reluctantly revived military career. Over the next three years, Grant would have a chance to display a myriad of talents few suspected, including a remarkable penchant for organization, decided skill at written communication and a quick understanding of military potential. By March 1864, Grant had risen to ...

Ulysses S. Grant, 1861-1864: His Rise from Obscurity to Military Greatness 2007, McFarland & Company, Jefferson, NC

ISBN-13: 9780786429776

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