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Unconditional surrender: U.S. Grant and the Civil War

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When the small, stoop-shouldered man in a rumpled uniform and scuffed boots, accompanied by a thirteen-year-old boy, asked for a room at Willard's Hotel in Washington, D.C., he was offered a small room on the top floor. But when the clerk saw the man's signature, suddenly a suite was found for him. The man was Ulysses S. Grant, and President Lincoln recently had appointed him commander in chief of the Union forces. Noted historian Albert Marrin tells how this reluctant soldier became the leader who was able to bring final victory to the Union after years of bloody, wrenching civil war. Along the way he describes how soldiers lived in army camps: their food, their recreation, their thoughts, taken from diaries and letters home, and brings to the reader the experience of war: the fear, the deadly mistakes, the early medical services to the wounded, and always the heroism. Dr. Marrin re-creates the battles of Grant's campaigns and puts them in historical perspective. He makes it clear to his readers why both Abraham Lincoln and the ordinary Yankee soldier were willing to trust the outcome of the war and the future of the country to this unlikely hero.
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Grouped Work ID 15ce04b8-1956-427f-8f3a-0f5e3955110a
Full title unconditional surrender u s grant and the civil war
Author marrin albert
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-02-20 04:19:32AM
Last Indexed 2018-06-18 04:21:39AM

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subject_facet Appomattox Campaign, 1865 -- Juvenile literature, Grant, Ulysses S. -- (Ulysses Simpson), -- 1822-1885 -- Military leadership -- Juvenile literature, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns -- Juvenile literature
title_display Unconditional surrender : U.S. Grant and the Civil War
title_full Unconditional surrender : U.S. Grant and the Civil War / Albert Marrin
title_short Unconditional surrender :
title_sub U.S. Grant and the Civil War
topic_facet Appomattox Campaign, 1865, Campaigns, Grant, Ulysses S, History, Military leadership