Ulysses S. Grant Before the Civil War
Gregory Hospodor talked about the pre-Civil War life of Ulysses S. Grant, including his military education, character, and… read more
Gregory Hospodor talked about the pre-Civil War life of Ulysses S. Grant, including his military education, character, and marriage. As a failed businessman who had resigned his Army commission in 1854, few had high expectations for Grant at the start of the war despite the advantages of eleven years military experience and a West Point education. Professor Hospodor focused on the forces that shaped his character and prepared him to succeed as a military leader. He showed slides throughout his presentation, and responded to questions from members of the audience.
The lecture “Ulysses S. Grant Before the Civil War” was part of the Lee and Grant speaker series coinciding with the “Lee and Grant” exhibition at the National Archives at Kansas City. close
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