Military Anecdote of the Day: Ulysses S. Grant Was No Egomaniac. Quite The Contrary.

Ulysses S. Grant

 

Commander of the Army of the Potomac, Ulysses S. Grant

 

On his way to a reception in his honor, Ulysses S Grant was caught in a rain shower. He offered the protection of an umbrella to a stranger walking in the same direction. The stranger confided that “Between us, I have always found General Grant to be very much an overrated man.” Grant said, “That is my opinion as well.”

 

Source: The little Brown Book of Anecdotes. Clifton Fadiman. Little BRown Books. 1985.

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  1. General Grant was the right man at the right time for the job at hand. He may have been a failure in everything else but at warmaking he was superb. One of the best that this country ever produced. As General-in-Chief he created the strategy that won the war: forget Richmond and destroy Robert E. Lee’s army.

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