May 22On this day. 1872: President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Amnesty Act, restoring full civil rights to all but about 500 Confederate sympathizers. On this day. 1947: Fearing the spread of Soviet communism, the Truman Doctrine was passed by Congress, sending economic and military aid to Greece and Turkey. Show More Summary
May 22, 1863 - Union forces under Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks begins the siege of Port Hudson (right). Advancing in support of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Vicksburg Campaign, Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks was tasked with capturing Confederate stronghold at Port Hudson, LA. Show More Summary
May 18,1863 - Union forces begin the Siege of Vicksburg (right). Crossing the Mississippi River at Bruinsburg on April 29-30, 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee embarked on a stunning campaign which saw it win several battles before driving Lt. Show More Summary
… from the Civil War Trust … A CIVIL WAR TRUST FIRST Confident after a string of successes, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant believed Vicksburg could be taken by storm. On May 22, 1863, the whole of Grant’s army assaulted … Continue readi...
The Ulysses S. Grant Association has scheduled a three-day conference and annual meeting in Georgetown, Ohio, the small town where Grant grew up. It begins Friday with a dinner and speaker, followed by a day-long bus and walking tour of Grant sites in the area, in particular the recent $1.4 million restored house where Grant grew up. Show More Summary
Professor Krugman made my day by confessing to be a Ulysses Grant admirer. Someday we Grantistas should come out of the woodwork and have a convention. More important, maybe — there was a study released in 2010 about how government debt caused unemployment, as I understand it. This study, called Reinhart/Rogoff after its authors, was [...]
In a remarkable episode from the Civil War that is not as widely known as it might be, General Ulysses S. Grant issued Order No. 11 on December 17, 1862 expelling all Jews from those portions of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi where his forces had taken the field. Equally remarkable, President Lincoln did not say [...]Show More Summary
On the morning of April 9, 1865, in Appomattox Court House, VA, General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia fought its last battle before surrendering to General Ulysses S. Grant's Union Army. The signing of the surrender documents took place in the home of Wilmer McLean later that afternoon. As news spread of Lee's surrender, other Confederate States...
The Georgetown, Ohio, two-story brick house where Civil War general and later President Ulysses S. Grant grew up has reopened after a $1.4 million restoration. Grant moved to the home with his family in 1823 when he was about a year old and left in 1839 when he went to West Point. Read full article >>
The last time Congress commissioned a statue for the U.S. Capitol, Ulysses S. Grant was president, the first cable cars were making their way up San Francisco streets, and Levi Strauss patented blue jeans. When President Barack Obama unveiled the sculpture of Rosa Parks this past February, it not only was the first commissioned statue [...]
The city of Portland, Oregon, got swallowed up whole by a volcanic fissure. Yup, an area high school converted six bathrooms as gender-neutral, and God swallowed the whole town up whole. Okay, not exactly: Ulysses S. Grant High, Portland’s largest public high school, re-christened six restrooms as unisex, offering another option for the five [...]
Earlier today the Museum of the Confederacy held their symposium to determine 1863?s Person of the Year. Most of the choices were once again predictable, though a few are just downright odd to me. Robert Krick’s selection of Stonewall Jackson is neither surprising or interesting in any way. I want to hear more about why [...]
It’s President’s Day in the US. Here are some facts for you: John Quincy Adams had a pet alligator. Ulysses S. Grant got a speeding ticket in a horse and carriage. And George Washington and Abraham Lincoln have been turned into adorable flash drives from Mimobot. More »
Here are some Presidents' Day facts for you: John Quincy Adams had a pet alligator. Ulysses S. Grant got a speeding ticket in a horse and carriage. And George Washington and Abraham Lincoln have been turned into adorable flash drives from Mimobot. More »
Over at Power Line, Paul Mirengoff has a short but delightful post Celebrating Thomas Hamer, the Ohio Congressman who got Hiram Ulysses Grant Ulysses S. Grant into West Point. I am, however, going to have to go back and check one point...Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) From time to time, John and I celebrate Ulysses S. Grant — his great generalship and solid presidency (my characterizations). But if we celebrate Grant, we should also celebrate Thomas Hamer. For without Hamer, there would have been no Ulysses S. Show More Summary
Personal Memoirs by Ulysses S. Grant (Modern Library, $16). In a race against throat cancer, Grant wrote what would become the paragon for a general's memoir. Reading it in the West Point library, I was drawn to his candor, plain leadership lessons, and humility. Show More Summary
Did Ulysses S. Grant once hand out an exploding cigar that paid off decades later?
See that guy over there? That's James "Deacon" White. He played mostly third base and catcher, and had a.740 career OPS. His best years came in the Ulysses S. Grant administration. He's the only baseball player entering the Hall of Fame this year. More »
(Paul Mirengoff) In a post about the movie “Lincoln,” I said in passing that Ulysses Grant is probably our most underrated president. John added that Grant was an “excellent” president. The case for Grant’s presidency can be found in President Grant Reconsidered by Frank Scaturro. Show More Summary