Grant Rises in the West: The First Year, 1861-1862

Grant Rises in the West: The First Year, 1861-1862

by Kenneth P. Williams
     
 

Ulysses S. Grant was a store clerk in Galena, Illinois, in April 1861 when he answered President Lincoln’s call to fight for the Union. In The First Year, 1861–1862, Grant begins as a colonel of Illinois volunteers and moves into prominence after strategically important battles at Belmont, Forts Henry and Donelson, and Shiloh.  See more details below

Overview

Ulysses S. Grant was a store clerk in Galena, Illinois, in April 1861 when he answered President Lincoln’s call to fight for the Union. In The First Year, 1861–1862, Grant begins as a colonel of Illinois volunteers and moves into prominence after strategically important battles at Belmont, Forts Henry and Donelson, and Shiloh.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
"Grant Rises in the West “holds the reader . . . [Williams’s] own military career . . . has given him knowledge tempered with charity and understanding for human weakness in the stress of battle."—New York Times Book Review
Journal of American History
“[Williams] demonstrates a remarkable ability to make the most confused battle clear.”—Journal of American History
Library Journal
Published in 1952 and 1956, respectively, these trace this Civil War-rior's rise from colonel in the Illinois volunteers to his defeat of the Confederacy. A fine portrait of Grant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803297937
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Pages:
585
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 7.97(h) x 1.26(d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth P. Williams (1887–1958) taught in the Department of Mathematics at Indiana University, Blomington. Mark Grimsley is a professor of history at Ohio State University and the author of The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy toward Southern Civilians, 1861–1865.

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