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Campaigning With Grant

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Campaigning With Grant provides a firsthand account of General Ulysses S. Grant's military campaigns during the Civil War from the perspective of his staff officer, Horace Porter. Porter's engaging writing style draws readers into the heart of the action, offering detailed insights into Grant's strategic decisions and leadership style.

The book provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and triumphs of Grant's campaigns, shedding light on the complexities of warfare and the toll it takes on soldiers and commanders alike. Porter's descriptions of the battles are vivid and gripping, immersing readers in the chaos and intensity of the Civil War.

In addition to the military aspect, Campaigning With Grant also delves into Grant's personal life and character, painting a portrait of a man who was not only a brilliant tactician but also a compassionate leader who cared deeply for his men. Porter's admiration for Grant is evident throughout the book, lending a sense of authenticity to his narrative.

Overall, Campaigning With Grant is a compelling and informative read for history buffs and Civil War enthusiasts alike. Horace Porter's firsthand account offers a valuable perspective on one of America's greatest military leaders, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in the Civil War era.

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In the last year of the American Civil War, Horace Porter served as aide-de-camp to General Ulysses S. Grant, then commander of all the armies of the North. This lively 1897 memoir was written from the extensive notes he took during that time. It is highly regarded by later historians. Porter continued in that position with Grant to 1869. From 1869 to 1872 he served Grant as personal secretary in the White House. He was U.S. ambassador to France from 1897-1905.

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