Memoirs and Selected Letters: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Selected Letters 1839-1865

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Twenty years after Appomattox, stricken by cancer and facing financial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his Personal Memoirs to secure his family's future. in doing so, the Civil War's greatest general won himself a unique place in American letters. His character, intelligence, sense of purpose, and simple compassion are evident throughout this vivid and deeply moving account, which has been acclaimed by readers as diverse asMark Twain, Matthew Arnold, Gertrude Stein, and Edmund Wilson. Annotated and complete with detailed maps, battle plans, and facsimiles reproduced from the original edition, this volume offers an unparalleled vantage on the most terrible, moving, and inexhaustibly fascinating event in American history. included are 174 letters, many of them to his wife, Julia, which offer an intimate view of their affectionate and enduring marriage.

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Contents

Chapter 1
17
Facsimile of Handwriting Dedication
19
Chapter II
28
Chapter III
36
CORPUS CHRISTI MEXICAN SMUGGLING
46
Chapter V
54
Chapter VI
60
Chapter VIII
74
Map of the Battles of Iuka and Corinth
273
Chapter XXX
283
Chapter XXXI
292
Map of the Vicksburg Campaign
311
Chapter XXXIII
315
MapBruinsburg Port Gibson and Grand Gulf
319
Chapter XXXV
332
Map of the Country about Jackson Mississippi
335

Map of Monterey and its Approaches
79
Chapter X
89
Map of the Valley of Mexico
107
Chapter XII
111
Chapter XIV
129
Chapter XV
135
Chapter XVI
141
OUTBREAK OF THE REBELLION PRESIDING
152
Chapter XVIII
160
COMMISSIONED BRIGADIERGENERALCOMMAND
168
Chapter XX
177
Map of the Battlefield near Belmont
181
Chapter XXI
187
Map showing the relative Positions of Fort Henry
193
Map of Fort Donelson
199
Facsimile of General Buckners Dispatch relating
208
Chapter XXIII
214
Map of the Field of Shiloh
229
STRUCK BY A BULLET PRECIPITATE RETREAT
237
Chapter XXVI
248
Map of the Country about Corinth Mississippi
253
Chapter XXVIII
270
Map of the Battle of Champions Hill
343
Chapter XXXVI
349
Map of Battlefield of Big Black River Bridge
351
Map of the Siege of Vicksburg
361
JOHNSTONS MOVEMENTS FORTIFICATIONS
368
Chapter XXXIX
384
Personal Memoirs of U S Grant Vol II
393
VOLUME II
401
Chapter XLI
413
CONDITION OF THE ARMYREBUILDING
422
Chapter XLIII
433
Chapter XLIV
443
AFTER THE BATTLE TELEGRAPH AND SIGNAL
534
Chapter LIII
552
Chapter LV
579
MapLine of Defences Vicksburg to Haines Bluff
589
SHERMANS MARCH NORTHSHERIDAN
671
Chapter LXIII
685
THE CAPTURE OF PETERSBURGMEETING
707
Notes to the Doctor
1109
Note on the Texts
1162
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About the author (1990)

McFeely has written the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Grant, as well as other important works of history. He lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.