By Jay Winik; Clipper Audio (Firm); Recorded Books, LLC
This direction explores the waning days of the Civil battle in interpreting the dramatic occasions major as much as April 1865 and ponders many of the replacement results which if learned might have replaced the formation of the U.S. as we all know it today.
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In these hills were men in the thousands, standing at rapt attention for this dramatic piece of history to play out. 1. Lee was wearing a magnificent uniform with a gleaming sword by his side and handsome yellow stitched gloves. Grant would arrive half an hour later, wearing a muddy private’s blouse—quintessentially Grant. 2. In the beginning, they didn’t talk about the war or the surrender; they began chatting about the old days, reminiscing. At one point, Grant mentioned that he remembered Lee from the Mexican War, when Lee visited the brigade Grant was in.
He opposed the Mexican War, though he bravely fought in it. 2. He married the sister of his West Point roommate and had four children. The army dispatched him to a Pacific station, which turned out to be a disaster. He was sickened and secluded and couldn’t even earn enough money to bring his family out west. 3. A grocery venue collapsed, and so did a plan to raise potatoes. His savings wasted away. He began to drink, and faced with the prospect of a court martial, he quit in disgrace. Poverty now stared him in the face when he returned home.
Grant and His Army Sense the Kill A. Grant was wasting no time. Nor was his army. ” 1. Sensing the kill, on April 6, Grant planned to move against Lee’s army in a pincer movement—moving ahead of Lee’s army with his cavalry and pushing forward in the rear. 2. But by all accounts, there was still fight in the half-starved rebels. B. On April 6, come they did, along an obscure stream called Sayler’s Creek. Three separate battle sites merged into one, and what followed was one of the most savage battles of the entire war.