General Meade and Ulysses S. Grant illustration   Save
General Meade and Ulysses S. Grant illustration
Description: Illustration of conversation between General George Meade and General Ulysses S. Grant during the Battle of the Wilderness in May 1864. Published in "The American Soldier in the Civil War" by Frank Leslie. The Battle of the Wilderness was the opening battle of Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign against the army of the Confederate States of America. Ulysses S. Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant in Point Pleasant, Ohio. During the U. S. Civil War, Grant was promoted to the rank of General and granted command of the Union army by President Abraham Lincoln. After the victory of the Union over the Confederacy, Grant's popularity led to his election as the 18th President of the United States in 1868. General George Meade was born in Cadiz, Spain, and later in his life immigrated to the United States where he was appointed to the United States Military Academy. During the Civil War, he commanded the Army of the Potomac until Ulysses S. Grant was put in charge of the Union army. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04592
Subjects: Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Ohio--History, Military; Presidents--United States; Generals--United States
Places: General Meade and Ulysses S. Grant illustration