Grant Captured!: Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Commander in Chief, Armies of the United States, a Prisoner of War

Walbrook D. Swank

  • Grant Captured!: Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Commander in Chief, Armies of the United States, a Prisoner of War

The capture of General Ulysses S. Grant would most likely be General Robert E. Lee’s last great gamble. Over three years of a long, terrible war had left both sides with tremendous losses and a desire to end this conflict. The Southern armies, although fighting valiantly and winning many contests, had become critically aware of the poor conditions within their ranks due to lack of supplies and insufficient replacements for the troops lost. The armies of the North were also tired of the war, and the peace movement was growing.

General Grant’s participation in the field and seeming lack of concern and his willingness to be with the troops could have made possible, and even probable, a kidnapping attempt. What would the South gain and what would the North lose if such an attempt were successful?

This historic narrative is a marriage of fact and fiction. It presents a factual picture of the operation of America’s greatest Civil War military supply base at City Point, Virginia, and what might have happened to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, the captured commander in chief of the armies of the United States.

Book
Author Walbrook D. Swank
Pages 72
Images 21
Maps 1
Bibliography No
Index No
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