One Union leader was Ulysses S. Grant. He was “commander in chief of the Union army” (Stoff 505). Grant helped the course of the war by being determined to win. Also he thought of the idea to “wage total war against the south” (Stoff 508). This meant that “civilians in the south suffered the same hardships as the army” (Stoff 508). Another way he helped the outcome of the war is by winning at Vicksburg and Petersburg.
The Overland Campaign was a decisive moment in the Civil War: it was a strategic victory for the Union, but consisted of heavy losses on both sides. In just 40 days, the Union lost 55,000 men. The Confederates lost 36,000 men, but with an army roughly half of the Union’s to begin with, their losses were proportionally much greater. The final battle of the campaign, Cold Harbor, led to extremely high losses on both sides, but was a defensive victory for Lee. Anti-war sentiments grew in the North and Grant was labeled “the butcher.” Despite the high losses, Grant knew this is what had to happen in order to achieve the North’s strategic objectives in the war. Grant said, “My object in war was to exhaust Lee’s army. I was obliged to sacrifice men
Did you know that the S in Ulysses S. Grant's name does not have any meaning at all? When Ohio Congressman Thomas Hamer was writing his nomination for West Point he accidentally put Ulysses S. Grant instead of Ulysses Grant. Despite his best efforts to correct this mistake, it stuck with him and he decided to accept it as his own. It was after this event that people at West Point started calling him U.S. Grant. The initials U.S. stood for Uncle Sam. This was just one of the many interesting facts about Grant that I bet you did not know about him. Ulysses S. Grant was an important figure in America's history and development. This paper will include a recollection of Grants early years, alcohol's influence on him throughout his life, his leadership
Ulysses S. Grant was an important man in the Civil War but his presidency is said to often be overlooked. Grant was said to fail at many things and be one of the worst president the U.S has had. He was a very important man in the Civil War and won the battle that ended the war.
Ulysses S. Grant was a man of true courage although he faced alcohol addiction and business failure, he skillfully led the North to victory and helped give African Americans several rights and freedoms. Ulysses S. Grant was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio to Jesse Grant, a tanner, and Hannah Grant, a homemaker (Broadwater 4). At seventeen, Grant was accepted into West Point, the college of choice of his father. Grant went to West Point, New York and soon began his residency. He graduated in four years, in the bottom half of his class (Worldbook Online).
The election of President Lincoln had a huge affect on the civil war. Lincoln made numerous attempts to free slaves and to end the civil war. All of his attempts had helped in ways to end the civil war. His attempts included of the 13th amendment, the Emancipation Proclamation, his hard work on keeping the United States as one, and etc. Also because of the election of president Lincoln the 14th and 15th amendment was later on made as one of the Civil War Amendments.
The most important turning point of the war was the battle of Vicksburg because it split the Confederacy in half, led to the rise of Ulysses S. Grant, and gave the Union control of the Mississippi. The battle of Vicksburg “cut” the Confederacy in half- Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana were cut off from the rest of the Confederacy. This cut off supplies to the Confederacy from the West. It was a major blow both economically and psychologically. Vicksburg led to the rise of the general Grant; the Union victory lead to Grant being promoted to the General-In-Chief of all Union armies. If he hadn’t been promoted, Henry Halleck would have remained in command and Grant would have stayed in the West, which could have changed the outcome of the war.
“In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.” The famous quote said by military General Ulysses S. Grant, states the significance of the Siege of Vicksburg. With military geniuses, economic distress, and strategy, the battle of Vicksburg was one of the most forceful, and destructible battles in the history of the American Civil War.
Generals on both sides of the Civil War used different military strategies and tactics commanded their troops. Generals Ulyssess S. Grant and William T. Sherman both had different strategies and tactics and their strategies and tactics differed from traditional military practices.
The First Battle of Fort Sumter began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery fired on the Union garrison. These were the first shots of the war and continued all day, watched by many civilians in a celebratory spirit. The fort had been cut off from its supply line and surrendered the next day. The Second Battle of Fort Sumter (September 8, 1863) was a failed attempt by the Union to retake the fort, dogged by a rivalry between army and navy commanders. Although the fort was reduced to rubble, it remained in Confederate hands until it was evacuated as General Sherman marched through South Carolina in February 1865.
After Jefferson Davis’s career as a Senator of Mississippi, he was the U.S. secretary of war and then eventually became the president of the Confederate States. Having owned over 70 slaves, Davis was a firm believer in the expansion of slavery into the new territories. After great success in the
Born in Point Pleasant Ohio, on April 27, 1822, lived a man named Hiram Ulysses S Grant. Now known as Ulysses Simpson Grant, he fought in many battles throughout the years of his life, even when he was elected president of the United States. Grant himself was a determined risk-taker when it came to protecting his country, he used intelligence and great force to win his battles: “The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.”
Lasting from 1861 to 1865, the Civil War acquired the highest death toll out of any United States war, resulting in more than 620,000 deaths, along with millions of others severely wounded. In truth, the amount of deaths in the Civil War adds up to more than any other war until the Vietnam War, directly impacting over ten percent of the population and influencing almost every civilian through family or friend’s deaths. Aside from the strife and bloodshed endured in war, the Civil War also promoted advances in the American culture and yielded legendary leaders that are still commemorated for their achievements today (Stauffer 1). Of the many leaders that gained their fame from the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant is regarded as one of the most iconic
The eighteenth president of the United States is the most well-known Union General, but not considered a great president. Ulysses S. Grant was fantastic as a General in war, but as president, he was not the best; he had no political training and did not know much about being a president. Even with all this he was still elected to two terms and became a popular president during his time.
Ulysses S. Grant, The Unlikely Hero by Michael Korda is a story about the life of Ulysses S. Grant. Grant became one of the first presidents to be elected without barely giving a speech. One lesson that can be learned from his life is that one shouldn't give into substance abuse. Grant’s habit of smoking eventually ended his life through throat cancer.