Letters of Ulysses S. Grant to His Father and His Youngest Sister

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885) and Jesse Grant Cramer (1869 - )

Among the national leaders whose names will always hold an honorable place in American history is Ulysses S. Grant, the simple-hearted man and capable soldier, to whose patriotism, courage, persistence, and skill was so largely due the successful termination of the war between the States, the contest which assured the foundations of the Republic. We are interested not only in learning what this man did, but in coming to know, as far as may be practicable, what manner of man he was. It is all-important in a study of development of character to have placed within reach the utterances of the man himself. There is no utterance that can give as faithful a picture of a man's method of thought and principle of action as the personal letter written, with no thought of later publication, to those who are near to him.

This collection of letters will constitute a suitable companion volume to Grant's Personal Memoirs and to the accepted biographies of the Great Commander whose memory is honored by his fellow-citizens not only for the patience, persistence, and skill of the leader of armies, as evidenced in the brilliant campaigns that culminated with Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, and Appomattox, but for the sturdy integrity of character, modest bearing, and sweetness of nature of the great citizen. (Excerpt from the preface)

Genre(s): Letters

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Jim Clevenger
Play 01 August 22nd, 1857 - Oct. 24th, 1859 Jim Clevenger
Play 02 April 21st, 1861- May 30th, 1861 Jim Clevenger
Play 03 July 13th, 1861 - September 11th, 1861 Jim Clevenger
Play 04 September 25th, 1861 - Dec. 18th, 1861 Jim Clevenger
Play 05 Jan. 23d, 1862 - Dec. 15th, 1862 Jim Clevenger
Play 06 June 15th, 1863 - Aug. 21st, 1870 Jim Clevenger
Play 07 Aug. 21st, 1870 - Dec. 16th, 1873 Jim Clevenger
Play 08 Nov. 14th, 1876 - Dec. 10th, 1878 Jim Clevenger
Play 09 March 20th, '79 - Sept. 6th, 1861 Jim Clevenger
Play 10 June 5th, 1861 Jim Clevenger