General Ulysses S. Grant

What Happened During The Surrender At Appomattox?

by Daniel Russ on March 22, 2010

“With his army surrounded, his men weak and exhausted, Robert E. Lee realized there was little choice but to consider the surrender of his Army to General Grant. After a series of notes between the two leaders, they agreed to meet on April 9, 1865, at the house of Wilmer McLean in the village of […]


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Military Anecdote of the Day

by Daniel Russ on June 9, 2009

Ulysses S. Grant was often unkempt and shabbily dressed. Once upon entering a tavern on a wintry evening in Galena, Illinois, he came upon a large group of attorneys who were there for a court session. They were gathered around the hearth. One attorney looked up and pronounced: “Here’s a stranger gentleman and by the […]