Grant Setting & Symbolism

Ron Chernow
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Vicksburg

The siege and capture of Vicksburg, MS was Grant’s first major military victory. It made him nationally famous and accelerated his rise to leadership of the entire war effort.

Overland Campaign

The Overland Campaign was Grant’s effort to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, VA and eventually destroy Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Chernow hails it as a logistical and strategic masterpiece, that skillfully deployed the North’s advantages.

Cold Harbor

Cold Harbor was Grant’s most significant defeat during the Civil War. He ordered thousands of men to their death without gaining any advantage of Lee. Losses like this encouraged the stereotype that Grant was a butcher and did not care about the welfare of his men, but were ultimately anomalous.

Appomattox Court House

Appomattox Court House was the site of Lee’s final surrender to Grant, effectively ending the Civil War. Grant...

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