Ulysses S. Grant

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UNO professor's talk will focus on Cherokee's civil war

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An entire Civil War battle stopped to watch 2 soldiers in a fistfight — and the loser became a prisoner

• <b>A Union soldier and a Confederate soldier got into a fistfight during the Battle of the Wilderness, and both sides stopped to watch.</b>• <b><br>The Confederate soldier won.</b><p>There’s just something about two people in a fistfight that’s irresistible to watch. We can’t look away.<p>There’s something about the sound …

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New Ulysses Grant presidential library at home in the South

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — It's not ironic, but intentional. Ulysses S. Grant, the Union general who won the Civil War and later the presidency, is back in Mississippi in a way few would have imagined not long ago.<p>His new presidential library opens this month at a university in the state where Grant …

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Civil War, 1863-65 | History Hub

<b>“Neither party expected for the war, the magnitude, or the duration, which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the</b> …

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Manvotional: The Lesson General Grant Learned About Fear During the Civil War | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: After the Battle of Bull Run, Ulysses S. Grant was appointed colonel of a regiment of infantry. In this excerpt from his personal</i> …

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Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s “The Mother of Us All” Is Avant-Garde Opera for the People

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Our ‘Wicked War’

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What We’re Reading This Week

A Presidential biography, a look at the toll of Syria’s civil war, and a spiky essay on our collective memories.<p>“The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant,” edited by John F. Marszalek<p>The Ulysses S. Grant who emerges from Ron Chernow’s new biography, “Grant,” is a man with quite a story to tell. I …

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Foreign Travel Was Once Taboo for American Presidents

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