Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant Topics for Discussion

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Describe Grant's life prior to joining the military. How did he come to attend West Point? How did he begin his military service? What were his plans?

What kind of person was Grant? List at least two weaknesses and give examples of each. List at least two strengths and give examples of each. What do these strengths and weaknesses indicate about Grant's character?

Describe Grant's military career and how he came to be commander of the Union Army. What kind of soldier was he? What kind of commander was he? Support your answer with examples.

Describe two of the battles in which Grant was involved, either as a soldier or as a commander. What was his role in each? What was the outcome of each? Compare the two battles with regard to strategies and the ultimate goals.

Describe two of the battles in which...

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