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Au pas de Charge19 May 2020 2:03 p.m. PST

Are you ready to don the cap of this man?

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JimDuncanUK19 May 2020 3:03 p.m. PST

Incorrect link

Au pas de Charge19 May 2020 4:17 p.m. PST

Maybe for an international member this works better? link

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2020 4:46 p.m. PST

Looks good. Thanks for the notice.

Jim

JimDuncanUK20 May 2020 1:10 a.m. PST

Better

Garde de Paris20 May 2020 4:07 a.m. PST

I have been a fan of General Grant since the books of the last century by Bruce Catton.

I have since learned that he had some interesting habits, notably not liking to take the same route in travel from one place to another. His father owned a tannery, but was more a sales type, and allowed young Grant to cart his hides to customers as far away as Chicago from the Ohio River town not too far from Cincinnati when he was 12!

Boredom got the best of him when he had several consecutive Army assignments in "the wilderness of the West," etc. He became an alcoholic, and during the Civil War, whenever possible, he had his wife with him to help him stay away from alcohol.

During the Mexican War, he had an assignment, not as a troop commander, where he lugged a howitzer into a tall building (church steeple?), and blew open the heavy door of a Mexican defensive position.

The books are long gone, and this is from a memory much more full of Peninsular War readings and painting, but I have long admired him.

GdeP

coopman23 May 2020 9:15 a.m. PST

The Union finally found the general they so desperately needed in Grant.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2020 2:40 a.m. PST

Looks very bog standard history channely.
Small scale skirmish battles. Sound wasn't very impressive, seems like they used losts of cheap looking CGI.Very standard taking heads. I had hoped this would be a proper biography drama and not "run of the mill history channel "documentary "
But I guess it's better than claiming Grant was an alien who faught nazis on their moon base.

Garde de Paris03 Jun 2020 3:21 a.m. PST

Please see posting 26 May, 2020, "Grant, and one myth of the ACW" Topic for after-watching comments.

GdeP

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