Lincoln and Grant is an intimate dual-portrait of President Abraham Lincoln and General Ulysses S. Grant: their ordinary "Western" backgrounds, their early struggles to succeed, and their history-making relationship during the Civil War. Though generally remembered by history as two very different personalities, the soft-spoken Lincoln and often-crude Grant in fact shared a similar drive and determination, as this in-depth character study illustrates.
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About the Author
Edward H. Bonekemper III, author of six Civil War books, is the former Book Review Editor of Civil War News and a former adjunct lecturer in military history at Muhlenberg College. He earned a B.A. cum laude in American history from Muhlenberg College, an M.A. in American history from Old Dominion University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
His prior Civil War books include Myth of the Lost Cause , Lincoln and Grant , Grant and Lee , McClellan and Failure , Incompetence and Worse , Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher , and How Robert E. Lee Lost the Civil War.
Bonekemper is a frequent speaker at Civil War Roundtables (Houston, Chicago, Milwaukee, New York, Washington, LA, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Scottsdale, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Wilmington, Brunswick, St. Louis, Pittsburgh) and other groups. He has been a guest speaker at the Smithsonian Institution ten times, the Chautauqua Institute, the Delta Queen, the Lincoln Group of Washington, and other prestigious organizations.
He served as a Federal Government attorney-manager for over 34 years, including 11 years on active duty with the U.S. Coast Guard. He is a retired Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.
Table of Contents
List of Maps ix
Chapter 1 Men of the West 1
Chapter 2 The Mexican War: A Military and Political Training Ground 9
Chapter 3 The Tumultuous 1850s: Approach of the Civil War 19
Chapter 4 Outbreak of the Civil War 29
Chapter 5 Lincoln Protects Grant 39
Chapter 6 Emancipation and Military Use of Former Slaves 57
Chapter 7 Grant Impresses Lincoln with Victory at Vicksburg 67
Chapter 8 Lincoln Calls on Grant to Save a Union Army 115
Chapter 9 Lincoln Elevates Grant to General-in-Chief 127
Chapter 10 Grant Goes on the Offensive with Lincoln's Full Support 141
Chapter 11 Lincoln Wins Reelection with Grant's Full Support 189
Chapter 12 Lincoln and Grant Win the War 203
Chapter 13 Lincoln and Grant: The Winning Team 247