August 21, 1864: Grant weighs in on the Charleston prisoner issue – “no exchanges”

On August 21, 1864 in his headquarters at City Point, Virginia, Lieutenant-General Ulysses S. Grant performed the normal task of a commanding general in charge of an army at war – reading through messages and dispatches from the various subordinate commands.  One of these caught his attention, and sparked an immediate reply: Please inform Maj.Continue reading “August 21, 1864: Grant weighs in on the Charleston prisoner issue – “no exchanges””

Grant and his Generals

How many of the generals in this painting can you name, without using references?* The painting hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. The photo does not do the work justice. But the location, hanging over one of the stairways, allows visitors perspective from several good angles. Artist Ole Peter Hansen Balling put motion in thisContinue reading “Grant and his Generals”