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The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, Volume 9: July 7 - December 31, 1863


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

When Vicksburg fell, Washington promoted Grant to major general in the U.S. Army, which meant that Grant, already a major general of volunteers, would retain his rank after the war. Only three other officers on active duty held this rank, none of them commanding in the field. At Vicksburg Grant supervised the parole of 30,000pris-oners. His victory there had opened trade on the Mississippi; for a short time his duty also consisted of making sure the Union, not the Confederacy, benefited from this newly opened route. At the end of August Grant went to New Orleans to confer about an attack on Mobile, Alabama. After being sidelined fol-lowing a fall from his horse--which revived rumors of his drinking--Grant entered Chattanooga to open a supply line to besieged Chickamauga, Georgia. He then coordinated an assault that delivered Chickamauga into Union hands, and before the end of the year he had driven the Confederates from Tennessee. Congress voted him a gold medal, discussed a bill to revive the rank of lieutenant general, and both parties considered him as a potential candidate for Congress. Grant carefully composed his letters to discourage his political supporters. As usual, Grant meant what he said: he was a soldier who wanted the oppor-tunity to fulfill his responsibility.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

v. 1. 1837-1861 -- v. 2. April-September 1861 -- v. 3. October 1, 1861-January 7, 1862 -- v. 4. January 8-March 31, 1862 -- v. 5. April 1-August 31, 1862 -- v. 6. September 1-December 8, 1862 -- v. 7. December 9, 1862-March 31, 1863 -- v. 8. April 1-July6, 1863 -- v. 9. July 7-December 31, 1863 -- v. 10. January 1-May 31, 1864 -- v. 11. June 1-August 15, 1864 -- v. 12. August 16-November 15, 1864 -- v. 13. November 16, 1864-February 20, 1865 -- v. 14. February 21-April 30, 1865 -- v. 15. May 1-December 31, 1865 -- v. 16. 1866 -- v. 17. January 1-September 30, 1867 -- v. 18. October 1, 1867-June 30, 1868 -- v. 19. July 1, 1868-October 31, 1869 -- v. 20. November 1, 1869-October 31, 1870 -- v. 21. November 1, 1870-May 31, 1871 -- v. 22. June 1, 1871-January 31, 1872 -- v. 23. February 1-December 31, 1872 -- v. 24. 1873.

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John Y. Simon is Director of the Ulysses S. Grant Associa-tion and Professor of History at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
EAN: 9780809309795
ISBN: 0809309793
Untertitel: and. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1982
Seitenanzahl: 728 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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