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Campaigning with Grant
     

Campaigning with Grant

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by Horace Porter
 

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Horace Porter (1837-1921) graduated from West Point in 1860 and was skilled enough to rise through the ranks of the Union army to become a brigadier general during the Civil War. Porter also won the Medal of Honor for rallying troops at the Battle of Chickamauga, allowing wagon trains and guns to escape. But Porter is remembered today for his service during the

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Horace Porter (1837-1921) graduated from West Point in 1860 and was skilled enough to rise through the ranks of the Union army to become a brigadier general during the Civil War. Porter also won the Medal of Honor for rallying troops at the Battle of Chickamauga, allowing wagon trains and guns to escape. But Porter is remembered today for his service during the last year of the war, becoming one of the staff members for General Ulysses S. Grant. Porter earned the general's admiration and ended up being President Grant's chief of staff. Porter later wrote a captivating account in his memoirs, Campaigning With Grant.In Campaigning With Grant, which relied upon Porter's use of notes he took in the field at the time, Porter essentially wrote an eyewitness account of the fighting between Lee and Grant. It also gives readers a close-up view of Grant, mentioning his daily routines, personal traits and habits, and what motivated him.

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Originally printed in 1897, this work provides an eyewitness account to two military efforts which lead to the defeat of the Confederacy<-- >the breaking of the siege at Chatanooga, and the battle at Appomattox. Porter (a brigadier general in the Union army) also offers a portrait of Grant, detailing his daily acts, his personal traits and habits, and the motives that inspired him. Numerous maps and illustrations are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780914427704
Publisher:
Konecky, William S. Associates, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Series:
Civil War Library Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
546
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Brooks D. Simpson is a professor of history at Arizona State University. He is the author of several books, including Gettysburg: A Battlefield Guide, also available in a Bison Books edition.

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Campaigning with Grant 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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A very informative and interesting &quot;insider look&quot; at General Grant and the last year of the Civil War.
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