U.S. Grant: The Making of a General, 1861-1863

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2005 - 184 páginas
What made Ulysses S. Grant tick? Perhaps the greatest general of the Civil War, Grant won impressive victories and established a brilliant military career. His single-minded approach to command was coupled with the ability to adapt to the kind of military campaign the moment required. In this exciting new book, Michael B. Ballard provides a crisp account of Grant's strategic and tactical concepts in the period from the outset of the Civil War to the battle of Chattanooga--a period in which U. S. Grant rose from a semi-disgraceful obscurity to the position of overall commander of all Union armies. The author carefully sifts through diaries and letters of Grant and his inner circle to try to get inside Grant's mind and reveal why those early years of the war were formative in producing the Civil War's greatest general.

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TRAINING GROUNDS
1
BELMONT
11
FORTS HENRY AND DONELSON
29
SHILOH
47
SECURING NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI
65
FIRST ATTEMPTS TO TAKE VICKSBURG
81
MONTHS OF FRUSTRATION
95
APRIL 1863
109
FIGHTING TO REACH VICKSBURG
119
ASSAULT SIEGE AND SURRENDER
135
CHATTANOOGA AND ANOTHER SIEGE
151
WRAPPING UP SERVICE IN THE WEST
169
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
179
INDEX
181
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Michael B. Ballard is a professor and coordinator of the Congressional and Political Research Center at Mississippi State University.

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