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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  • Hospodor, Gregory S. Associate Professor U.S. Army Command and General Staff College->Department of Military History
  • Ried, Kimberlee Specialist National Archives and Records Admin., Central Plains Region->Public Programs

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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
Oct 16, 2011
Last Aired:
Oct 23, 2011

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  • Oct 16, 2011 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 16, 2011 | 7:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 16, 2011 | 10:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 22, 2011 | 3:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 23, 2011 | 2:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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