Campaigning With Grant

Horace PORTER (1837 - 1921)

In the last year of the American Civil War, Horace Porter served as aide-de-camp to General Ulysses S. Grant, then commander of all the armies of the North. This lively 1897 memoir was written from the extensive notes he took during that time. It is highly regarded by later historians. Porter continued in that position with Grant to 1869. From 1869 to 1872 he served Grant as personal secretary in the White House. He was U.S. ambassador to France from 1897-1905. ( David Wales)

Genre(s): War & Military, Modern (19th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface David Wales
00:01:48
Play 01 My First Meeting With General Grant, etc David Wales
00:30:06
Play 02 A Higher Grade Created For Grant, etc David Wales
00:32:53
Play 03 Preparations For A General Advance, etc David Wales
00:38:59
Play 04 Grant’s Preparations For The Second Day In The Wilderness, etc David Wales
00:32:55
Play 05 Grant’s Third Day In The Wilderness, etc David Wales
00:34:17
Play 06 Communicating With Burnside, etc David Wales
00:35:39
Play 07 Grant and Meade, etc David Wales
00:23:45
Play 08 Attempt To Turn The Union Right, etc David Wales
00:25:23
Play 09 Grant Crosses The North Anna, etc David Wales
00:23:19
Play 10 Grant Crosses The Pamunkey, etc David Wales
00:31:48
Play 11 Strength Of Lee’s Position At Cold Harbor, etc David Wales
00:20:36
Play 12 Grant Decides To Cross The James, etc David Wales
00:22:54
Play 13 The Start For The James, etc David Wales
00:19:51
Play 14 Petersburg, etc David Wales
00:21:22
Play 15 Lincoln’s First Visit To Grant’s Camp, etc David Wales
00:34:03
Play 16 A Disappointed Band-Master, etc David Wales
00:45:06
Play 17 Preparing The Petersburg Mine, etc David Wales
00:33:52
Play 18 The Storming Of New Market heights, etc David Wales
00:38:25
Play 19 Grant Visits Sherman, etc David Wales
00:23:15
Play 20 Grant’s Narrow Escape At Hatcher’s Run, etc David Wales
00:22:54
Play 21 Grant Suggests A Plan For Voting In The Field, etc David Wales
00:29:59
Play 22 Planning The First Fort Fisher Expedition, etc David Wales
00:33:58
Play 23 Senator Nesmith Visits Grant, etc David Wales
00:23:20
Play 24 Capture Of Fort Fisher, etc David Wales
00:36:13
Play 25 Grant Plans The Spring Campaigns, etc David Wales
00:27:02
Play 26 Grant Draws The Net Tighter Around The Enemy, etc David Wales
00:28:22
Play 27 Meeting Of Grant And Sherman At City Point, etc David Wales
00:30:27
Play 28 The Movement Against Five Forks, etc David Wales
00:28:22
Play 29 Grant Enters Petersburg, etc David Wales
00:30:10
Play 30 Grant’s Ride To Appomattox, etc David Wales
00:33:19
Play 31 After The Surrender, etc David Wales
00:33:42
Play 32 Sherman’s Terms To Joseph E. Johnston, etc David Wales
00:26:42