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Ulysses Grant
American Civil War American Civil War
American Civil War
ServiceCampaigns: Vicksburg Chattanooga Overland Petersburg AppomattoxGeneral Order No. 11Post-war army servicePresident of the United States Presidency1868 presidential campaignElection1st inauguration1872 reelection campaignElection2nd inaugurationReconstruction 15th AmendmentScandals Reforms Grantism Peace Policy Judicial AppointmentsPost-PresidencyLater life World tour 3rd term bid Tomb Memorial Historical reputation Depictions Memoirs Bibliographyv t eUlysses Simpson Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant;[a] April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American soldier and statesman who served as Commanding General of the Army and President of the United States, the highest positions in the military and the government of the United States
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1872 Republican National Convention
The 1872 Republican National Convention
Republican National Convention
was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 5–6, 1872. President Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
was unanimously nominated for a second term by the convention's 752 delegates. Vice-President Schuyler Colfax
Schuyler Colfax
was for some time considered a potential rival to Grant for the nomination, and had declared himself open to the prospect should Grant decide not to run for a second term, a stance that alienated him from both the President and his many supporters. Further damage resulted when a small movement within the Liberal Republican Party sought to enter his name for their presidential nomination. While neither amounted to more than speculation, it likely cost him his chances for renomination
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Military Division Of The Mississippi
The Military Division of the Mississippi
Military Division of the Mississippi
was an administrative division of the United States Army
United States Army
during the American Civil War
American Civil War
that controlled all military operations in the Western Theater from 1863 until the end of the war. History[edit] The Division was originally created by President Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
to reorganize the Union troops in the Western Theater after the serious Union defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga. Its first commander, "with his headquarters in the field," was Major General
Major General
Ulysses S. Grant. The Division was organized on October 16, 1863 to consist of the Departments of the Ohio, the Tennessee, and the Cumberland, which embraced all of the Union armies stationed between the Mississippi River and the Appalachian Mountains
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General Grant (other)
General Grant normally refers to Ulysses S. Grant
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Coat of arms Motto: "In God
God
We Trust"[1][a] .mw-parser-outpu
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Union Army
American Indian Wars American Civil WarFort Sumter First Bull Run Wilson's Creek Forts Henry and Donelson Shenandoah South Mills Richmond Harpers Ferry Munfordville Shepherdstown Chambersburg Raid Mississippi River Peninsula Shiloh Jackson's Valley Campaign Second Bull Run South Mountain Antietam Hartsville Fredericksburg Stones River Chancellorsville Gettysburg Champion Hill Vicksburg siege Corydon Chickamauga Chattanooga Wilderness Atlanta Spotsylvania Sabine Pass New Hope Church Pickett's Mill Cold Harbor Plymouth Fort Pillow Petersburg siege Kennesaw Mountain Jonesborough Franklin Nashville Appomattox Court HouseCommandersCommander-in-Chief 16th President of the United States
United States
- Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
(1861-1865) 17th President Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson
(1865)General-in-Chief 1st: Winfield Scott 2nd: George B. McClellan 3rd: Henry W. Halleck Final: Ulysses S
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General Of The Army (United States)
General of the Army (abbreviated as GA)[1] is a five-star general officer and the second highest possible rank in the United States Army. A General of the Army ranks immediately above a general and is equivalent to a Fleet Admiral and a General
General
of the Air Force.[2] There is no established equivalent five-star rank in the other federal uniformed services (Marine Corps, Coast Guard, United States
United States
Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps). Often called a "five-star general", the rank of General of the Army has historically been reserved for wartime use and is not currently active in the U.S. military. The General of the Army insignia consisted of five 3/8th inch stars in a pentagonal pattern, with points touching
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4th Infantry Regiment (United States)
Tecumseh's WarBattle of TippecanoeCreek War Seminole WarsBattle of Negro Fort Siege of Fort BarrancasBlack Hawk War Rogue River Wars Yakima War Puget Sound
Puget Sound
WarBattle of SeattleWar of 1812Siege of Detroit Battle of PlattsburghMexican WarBattle of Palo Alto *Battle of Resaca de la Palma Battle of MontereyPig War American Civil WarBattle of Yorktown Battle of Gaines Mill Second Battle of Bull Run Battle of Antietam Battle of Fredericksburg Battle of Chancellorsville Battle of Gettysburg Battle of the Wilderness Battle of Spotsylvania Court House Battle of Cold Harbor Siege of PetersburgSioux WarsFort Reno Skirmish Battle of Prairie Dog Creek Battle of Rosebud Meeker massacreSpanish WarBattle of El Caney Siege of SantiagoFilipino War World War IWestern FrontWorld War II Iraq War Afghanistan WarInsigniaDistinctive unit insigniaU.S
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21st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment
The 21st Regiment
Regiment
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Infantry
was a militia infantry regiment that served in the Union Army
Union Army
during the American Civil War.Contents1 Service 2 Total strength and casualties 3 Commanders 4 See also 5 Notes 6 ReferencesService[edit] The 21st Illinois Infantry
Infantry
was organized at Mattoon, Illinois
Mattoon, Illinois
and mustered into Federal service on June 28, 1861. The regiment was mustered out on December 16, 1865. Total strength and casualties[edit] The regiment suffered 1 officer and 51 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 2 officers and 127 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 181 fatalities.[1] Commanders[edit] Colonel
Colonel
Ulysses S. Grant
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Army Of The Tennessee
American Civil WarBattle of Belmont Battle of Fort Henry Battle of Fort Donelson Battle of Shiloh Siege of Corinth
Siege of Corinth
(May 1862) Battle of Iuka Battle of Corinth (October 1862) Vicksburg Campaign Chattanooga Campaign Relief of Knoxville Meridian Campaign Atlanta Campaign March to the Sea Carolinas CampaignCommandersNotable commanders Ulysses S. Grant William Tecumseh Sherman James B. McPherson Oliver O. Howard John A. Logan Joseph HookerThe Army of the Tennessee
Tennessee
was a Union army in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, named for the Tennessee
Tennessee
River
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Mexican–American War
American victoryTreaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Mexican recognition of U.S. sovereignty over Texas
Texas
(among other territories) End of the conflict between Mexico
Mexico
and Republic of TexasTerritorial changes Mexican CessionBelligerents United States California
California
Republic[1] MexicoCommanders and leaders James K. Polk Winfield Scott Zachary Taylor Stephen W. Kearny John Drake Sloat William Jenkins Worth Robert Field Stockton Joseph Lane Franklin Pierce David Conner Matthew C. Perry John C. Frémont Thomas Childs Henry Stanton Burton William B. Ide Edward Dickinson Baker Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia José María Flores Mariano G
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Jesse Root Grant (politician)
  Not to be confused with Jesse Root Grant
Jesse Root Grant
I, father of Ulysses S. GrantJesse Root GrantPersonal detailsBorn (1858-02-06)February 6, 1858 near St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.Died June 8, 1934(1934-06-08) (aged 76) Los Altos, California, U.S.Political party Democratic PartyRelations Frederick Tracy Dent
Frederick Tracy Dent
(uncle) Frederick Dent Grant
Frederick Dent Grant
(brother) Ulysses S. Grant, Jr.
Ulysses S. Grant, Jr.
(brother) Ellen Wrenshall Grant (sister) Julia Dent Grant (niece) Ulysses S. Grant III
Ulysses S. Grant III
(nephew) Ulysses S. Grant IV
Ulysses S. Grant IV
(nephew)Children Chapman GrantParents Ulysses S. Grant Julia Grant Jesse Root Grant
Jesse Root Grant
II (February 6, 1858 – June 8, 1934)[1][2] was an American politician
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Vicksburg Campaign
GRANT'S OPERATIONS AGAINST VICKSBURG (March 29 - July 4, 1863):Grand Gulf Snyder's Bluff Port Gibson Raymond Jackson Champion Hill Big Black River Bridge Milliken's Bend Young's Point Lake Providence Richmond Goodrich's Landing Helena Vicksburg Jackson ExpeditionThe Vicksburg Campaign
Vicksburg Campaign
was a series of maneuvers and battles in the Western Theater of the American Civil War
American Civil War
directed against Vicksburg, Mississippi, a fortress city that dominated the last Confederate-controlled section of the Mississippi River. The Union Army of the Tennessee
Army of the Tennessee
under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
gained control of the river by capturing this stronghold and defeating Lt. Gen. John C
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Chattanooga Campaign
Military Division of the Mississippi:Army of the Cumberland Army of the TennesseeArmy of TennesseeStrength72,533 "present for duty equipped"[2] 48,948 "present for duty"[3]Casualties and losses5,824 total (753 killed 4,722 wounded 349 missing)[4]6,000–8,000 (estimated)[5] (8,684 men killed, wounded or prisoners)[6]v t eChattanooga CampaignREOPENING THE TENNESSEE RIVER:Wheeler's Raid Farmington Brown's Ferry WauhatchieCHATTANOOGA-RINGGOLD CAMPAIGN:Lookout Mountain Missionary Ridge Ringgold GapThe Chattanooga Campaign[7] was a series of maneuvers and battles in October and November 1863, during the American Civil War. Following the defeat of Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans' Union Army
Union Army
of the Cumberland at the Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Chickamauga
in September, the Confederate Army of Tennessee
Army of Tennessee
under Gen
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Overland Campaign
The Overland Campaign, also known as Grant's Overland Campaign
Overland Campaign
and the Wilderness Campaign, was a series of battles fought in Virginia
Virginia
during May and June 1864, in the American Civil War. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of all Union armies, directed the actions of the Army of the Potomac, commanded by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, and other forces against Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Although Grant suffered severe losses during the campaign, it was a strategic Union victory. It inflicted proportionately higher losses on Lee's army and maneuvered it into a siege at Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia, in just over eight weeks. Crossing the Rapidan River
Rapidan River
on May 4, 1864, Grant sought to defeat Lee's army by quickly placing his forces between Lee and Richmond and inviting an open battle
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Siege Of Petersburg
The Richmond– Petersburg Campaign
Petersburg Campaign
was a series of battles around Petersburg, Virginia, fought from June 9, 1864, to March 25, 1865,[3] during the American Civil War. Although it is more popularly known as the Siege
Siege
of Petersburg, it was not a classic military siege, in which a city is usually surrounded and all supply lines are cut off, nor was it strictly limited to actions against Petersburg. The campaign consisted of nine months of trench warfare in which Union forces commanded by Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
assaulted Petersburg unsuccessfully and then constructed trench lines that eventually extended over 30 miles (48 km) from the eastern outskirts of Richmond, Virginia, to around the eastern and southern outskirts of Petersburg. Petersburg was crucial to the supply of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's army and the Confederate capital of Richmond
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