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A General Who Will Fight: The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant

Harry S. Laver


Prior to his service in the Civil War, nothing about Ulysses S. Grant indicated that he would be an extraordinary leader. His performance as a cadet at West Point was mediocre and he finished in the bottom half of his class. Nevertheless, during his early service in the Civil War, most notably at the battles of Shiloh and Vicksburg, Grant demonstrated that he was developing an uncommon drive. When it was most crucial, Grant proved his mettle by taking control of the Union troops and leading his forces to complete victory through a combination of integrity, determination, and reason. A Genera ... More

Keywords: Ulysses S. Grant, Leadership, Civil War, Shiloh, Vicksburg, ChattanoogaOverland Campaign

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813136776
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813136776.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harry S. Laver, author