Complete the graphic organizer on your data response sheet to compare and contrast ulysses s grant and robert e lee - list at least five facts about grant was a west point graduate, and his record in the mexican war was good but when the civil war broke other officers grumbled some said that grant drank. President lincoln has often been quoted as inquiring of his advisors just what kind of whiskey grant drank, so he, the president, could send barrels of it to his other generals it is also generally acknowledged that this quote is probably fictitious the earliest reference to this quotation by lincoln that i can. Ulysses s grant was a hero to his generation: the greatest general of the civil war, a popular president who was elected twice—and could have been elected three or four times had he wished but later certain speculations were too tempting to resist investors told themselves that this time things were different the law. But he was brought to our shores by compulsion, and he now should be considered as having as good a right to remain here as any other class of our citizens it was looking to a settlement of this question that led me to urge the annexation of santo domingo during the time i was president of the united states. The historic rivalry between the south's polished general and the north's rough and rugged soldier is the subject of a new show at the portrait gallery here, the rough and tumble ulysses s grant from ohio faces off with the southern patrician robert e lee on the other hand, lee beat mcclellan. The names ulysses s grant and robert e lee are connected through their civil war bond and the historic surrender, 151 years ago today, at appomattox court house beyond that here is a look at two legendary figures and their different paths to that day in 1865 that started the end of the civil war 1. Friends at the ulysses s grant national historic site near st louis tell me most visitors arrive with little knowledge of grant—but leave with deep appreciation he was not an eloquent speaker like lincoln nor a fiery personality like theodore roosevelt his leadership was of a different kind. General ulysses s grant came to the attention of president lincoln and the nation when in february 1862 grant captured two confederate garrisons on the tennessee river unlike most west point graduates, grant had not kept up the contacts which could have landed him a good military commission at the war's outset.
Ulysses s grant was one of the great military commanders here are key aspects of ulysses s grant (1822 - 1885) was born in ohio into tanning/farming family he went to west he resigned commission in 1854 to be with his wife, but was no good at farming and joined the family tanning business in 1860, with the. How was it that grant, this middling colonel of illinois volunteers, could leapfrog over them all the scene was set, destiny awaited and his amazing success emerged from the particular qualities of this most unlikely commander ltgen ulysses s grant (library of congress) centered character grant was. From new york times bestselling author h w brands, a masterful biography of the civil war general and two-term president who saved the union twice, on the grant was truly a great general, but also we see many other admirable traits: his compassion for others, in his surrender terms at appomattox, his honesty, his. No matter how much something can differ some characteristics are shared as strange as it sounds it's very true, both grant and lee are two different yet similar people as these two fights for what they believe in, though their beliefs are different they share some qualities ulysses s grant wanted the nation to expand and.
Ulysses s grant: 12 leadership lessons grant was able to mitigate this weakness namely through the help of his wife, julia, and his good friend john rawlins “if i am wrong we shall soon find out, and can do the other thing, but not to decide wastes both time and money and may ruin everything” 4. Prior to his service in the civil war, ulysses s grant exhibited few characteristics indicating that he would be an extraordinary leader a general who will fight: the leadership of ulysses s grant and over one million other books are available for amazon kindle it is complete with footnotes and a good bibliography. The ulysses s grant association newsletter, viii, 1 (oct, 1970) grant as this letter i have no doubt convinced him that the articles would do him good, as, after he recd it he made no further objection to their publication i suppose the self-possession was always one of his leading characteristics.
Personally, grant felt opposed to what he saw as an unjustified use of superior military force, but he kept his political views to himself he served dutifully as a junior officer and admired the qualities of general zachary taylor, which would shape his own leadership style in a much more significant war two. Hundreds of historians and biographers have written biographies and historical accounts about the life of ulysses s grant and his performance in military and presidential affairs very few presidential reputations have shifted as dramatically as grant's he was hailed across the north as the winning general in the american.
One hundred fifty years ago, in appomattox court house, virginia, ulysses s grant won the civil war but this isn't the end of his story grant would die a second death of sorts, as opponents reduced his life to its worst qualities: his bloody tactics came to the forefront, as did his drinking and the corruption. Period however, during this intense time in our history many other great leaders emerged none emerged from such an improbable background, and yet were so impactful to the final military outcome of the civil war, than ulysses s grant it was his distinctive character attributes combined with the unique. Ulysses s grant the general responsible for ending the civil war was none other than ulysses s grant he led the union to victory over the confederacy while his father made a relatively good living as a tanner, grant hated anything to do with the dead animals, having to skin them, and the smell of noxious chemicals. Prior to his service in the civil war, ulysses s grant exhibited few characteristics indicating that he would be an extraordinary leader some experts have attributed grant's success to superior manpower and technology, to the help he received from other union armies, or even to a ruthless willingness to sacrifice his own.
Prior to his service in the civil war, ulysses s grant exhibited few characteristics indicating that he would be an extraordinary leader his performance as a. General ulysses s grant at cold harbor (library of congress via wikimedia commons) by michael hennelly, phd best defense guest columnist i recently went to amazon's book section and found, to my surprise, that it offers 23 different biographies of ulysses grant one of those biographies stood out. Though initially reluctant to have a military career, ulysses s grant became one of the united states' most celebrated generals after leading the union army to victory during the civil war though scrupulously honest, grant became known for appointing people who were not of good character while he.
Ulysses s grant has been the subject of scores of biographies, but his character has long remained elusive to historians even grant's closest friends found him hard to figure general william t sherman that, despite having known grant for decades, to me he is a mystery, and i believe he is a mystery to. Ulysses s grant (ap'd o) 21 ulysses simpson grant: born apr 27, 1822, point pleasant, oh military history — cadet at the military academy, july 1 j e johnston's rebel army beyond brandon, mis in organizing various expeditions in the department under his command, july‑aug, 1863 on tour. At the start of the civil war, ulysses grant had great credentials to be given an important military assignment he had it wasn't that grant hadn't been a good soldier the grant who chaired that meeting was already a different man than the lowly store clerk he had been just days before john a rawlins.