Ulysses S. Grant and the Battle of Vicksburg


Ulysses S. Grant is widely considered to be one of the most successful generals in the history of the United States. Not only did Grant defeat the Confederacy at several major battles, but he also helped bring the Union back together. In defeating the Confederacy, Grant stopped the force that was pushing the two sections of the same country apart. Grant did not enjoy war, but he performed service for his country. At the surrender at Appomattox Court House, Grant gave Lee, his enemy, generous surrender terms. He took into account the soldier's daily lives and their livelihood. With actions like these, Grant began to bring the nation back together. When Grant became President, he did his best to bind the nation's wounds and to allow these wound to heal slowly, yet steadily. Even today, Grant's legacy and impact is remembered today. On every fifty dollar bill, there is a picture of Ulysses S. Grant, one of the most important men in history.
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