Most people believe the American Civil War ended on April 9, 1865 when Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Army Commander Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House. In reality, the war did not officially endShow More Summary
Monday: A Park Slope mystery solved, a gray day, and Ulysses S. Grant’s birthday.
Part 2 of 2. Cross-posted at Emerging Civil War. Joseph E. Johnston Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, ever the good soldier, obeyed Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s order. He informed his adversary, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, that the civil authorities in Washington, D. Show More Summary
Fun Facts: Once got a $20 speeding ticket for driving his carriage too fast in Washington D.C.; Lost all his savings after leaving office, so he wrote a book about his life to try and earn some money and it became a best seller
April 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses Grant, effectively ending the U.S. Civil War, the bloodiest conflict our nation has ever witnessed.
The 193rd anniversary of the birth of President Ulysses S. Grant’s is April 27 and public, free celebrations are planned at his birthplace at Point Pleasant, Ohio and in New York City at his tomb.Two days early, on April 25, Grant’sShow More Summary
It was the summer of 1863, and Abraham Lincoln needed troops. That March, Congress had passed the Enrollment Act, requiring all males between the ages of 20 and 45 to register for a military draft. Since that May, Ulysses S. Grant laid...Show More Summary
Going back to Appomattox — Jamelle Bouie has an excellent article at Slate that I urge people to read. Bouie is spot-on correct in both his historical facts and his analysis of how we remember Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant the way we do. From the end of the Civil War and through the […]
Jamelle Bouie, at Slate – “How Did Ulysses S. Grant Become an Embarrassment of History and Robert E. Lee a Role Model?“: … To millions of Americans, 150 years after the end of the Civil War, Lee is a role model and Grant is—despite his gifted generalship and consequential presidency—an embarrassment. What happened? How did [Read more...]
Yesterday was the 150th anniversary of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox courthouse, essentially ending the Civil War. The bloody war which ravaged the United States touched every aspect of our nation. Geography, agriculture, business, industry, politics, and even popular […]
One hundred fifty years ago, at the courthouse in Appomattox, Virginia, Ulysses S. Grant won the Civil War. His chief opponent, Gen. Robert E. Lee of the Confederate States, had surrendered, all but ending the rebellion that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives but freed millions more. But this was just the beginning of Grant’s career. Show More Summary
On which that genteel butcher Bobby Lee, surrendered the treasonous Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant. Grant’s terms have generally been regarded as generous, to the point that the military leaders of the rebellion were spared the threat of criminal trials for the actions in defiance of properly constituted Federal authority. Show More Summary
Ulysses S. Grant wrote of the events of April 9, 1865: I had known General Lee in the old army, and had served with him in the Mexican War ; but did not suppose, owing to the difference in our age and rank, that he would remember me,...Show More Summary
One hundred fifty years ago today, the American Civil War ended with Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, which wasn’t a courthouse but a town named after a court house, and the actual house belonged to Wilmer McLean. Show More Summary
An ex-police sergeant stole rare Civil War documents worth $500,000 from his father-in-law, a descendant of a staff aide to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, new Manhattan court papers...
150 years ago today, Robert E. Lee surrendered what was left of the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant, who had on hand the Army of the Potomac and the Army of the James. The arc of history bent a little more towards justice that afternoon. I felt like anything rather than rejoicing […]
For most history buffs, the Civil War’s sesquicentennial ends on Thursday. That day in 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at the Battle of Appomattox. Most historians, though, acknowledge that the war’s most ambitious aim—full equality for black citizens—took many more years to accomplish, and even continues. Show More Summary
Robert E. Lee famously accepted Ulysses S. Grant's terms of surrender at Appomattox Court House 150 years ago this week. Before that happened, the two generals traded letters negotiating terms. Here's what you can learn from those letters.
On April 9, 1865, 150 years ago today, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered in Virginia to the Union’s Commanding General, Ulysses S. Grant, marking the official end of the four-year American Civil War. It was the war that “determined...Show More Summary
April 9, 2015 will be the 150th anniversary of Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse to Ulysses S. Grant, marking not only the end of the Civil War, but also the end of slavery. When Jim DeMint last year stated that faith...Show More Summary