Memoirs and Selected Letters: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Selected Letters 1839-1865

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Twenty years after Appomattox, stricken by cancer and facing financial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his Personal Memoirs to secure his family's future. in doing so, the Civil War's greatest general won himself a unique place in American letters. His character, intelligence, sense of purpose, and simple compassion are evident throughout this vivid and deeply moving account, which has been acclaimed by readers as diverse asMark Twain, Matthew Arnold, Gertrude Stein, and Edmund Wilson. Annotated and complete with detailed maps, battle plans, and facsimiles reproduced from the original edition, this volume offers an unparalleled vantage on the most terrible, moving, and inexhaustibly fascinating event in American history. included are 174 letters, many of them to his wife, Julia, which offer an intimate view of their affectionate and enduring marriage.

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PREFACE
17
Chapter III
36
Chapter V
54
Chapter VIII
74
POLITICAL INTRIGUEBUENA VISTA
83
Chapter X
89
Chapter XI
96
Chapter XII
111
ASSUMING COMMAND AT YOUNGS POINT
292
ATTACK ON GRAND GULFOPERATIONS BELOW
315
Chapter XXXV
332
Chapter XXXVI
349
JOHNSTONS MOVEMENTS FORTIFICATIONS
368
Chapter XXXIX
384
Personal Memoirs of U S Grant Vol II
393
VOLUME II
401

Chapter XIII
119
RETURN OF THE ARMY_MARRIAGEORDERED
129
Chapter XV
135
OUTBREAK OF THE REBELLION PRESIDING
152
Chapter XIX
168
Chapter XXI
187
HEADQUARTERS MOVED TO HOLLY SPRINGS
190
Chapter XXIII
214
Chapter XXV
237
HALLECK ASSUMES COMMAND IN THE FIELD
248
ADVANCE OF WAN DORN AND PRICEPRICE
270
Chapter XXX
283
Chapter LI
413
CONDITION OF THE ARMYREBUILDING
422
Chapter XLIV
443
AFTER THE BATTLETELEGRAPH AND SIGNAL
534
HANCOCKs ASSAULTLOSSES OF
552
Chapter LV
579
Chapter LXII
671
ARRIVAL OF THE PEACE COMMISSIONERS
685
Chapter LXV
707
Notes to the Doctor
1109
Note on the Texts
1162
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McFeely has written the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Grant, as well as other important works of history. He lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

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