Louisville & the Civil War

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Louisville & the Civil War

Author: Bryan S. Bush
Publisher: The History Press
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 128
Cover Price: $ 17.99

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On March 9, 1864, Grant met with Sherman at the Galt House in Louisville to discuss the spring campaign. Grant would take on Robert E. Lee, and Sherman would march to the sea. Learn how a thriving antebellum city became a crucial outpost for the Union army while its citizens were besieged with constant fear of guerrilla warfare and swift Rebel vengeance.

Background Information

Ulysses S. Grant rose from obscurity to head the victorious Union army in the Civil War and later became President. William Tecumseh Sherman fought a war of destruction in Georgia, aimed at destroying the South's will and ability to fight. Robert E. Lee was served in the United States Army in Mexico and led the Confederate Army in the Civil War.