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Selected Archival Collections

For Library of Congress collections, please click on the catalog record links for a fuller description and to access available online finding aids, indexes, and digital collections.

  • A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875, includes Congressional Globe and statutes dating from Grant’s time as General of the United States Army and President of the United States. Available online.
  • Chronicling America, digitized historic American newspapers. Available online.
  • Civil War Maps collection, Geography & Maps Division, Library of Congress. Available online. Includes maps representing campaigns in which Ulysses S. Grant participated.
  • Historic American Buildings Survey, Prints & Photographs Division. Includes several sites associated with Ulysses S. Grant:
    • Barrows-Coatsworth Building, 122 Main Street, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, HABS IL-1112.
    • First Grant House, 121 South High Street, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, HABS IL-26-12.
    • Grant-Dent House, 702 Fourth & Cerre Streets, Saint Louis, Independent City, Missouri, HABS MO-31-2.
    • Grant’s Monument, Riverside Drive & West 122nd Street, New York County, New York, HABS NY-5429.
    • Hardscrabble, Gravois Road, Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, HABS MO-1134.
    • U.S. Grant House, Bouthillier & Fourth Street, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, HABS IL-1221.
    • Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood House, 219 Grant Avenue, Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio, HABS OH-2219.
    • Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, 995 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey, HABS NJ-884.
    • White Haven, 7400 Grant Road, Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site Grant-Dent Country House, HABS MO-1150.
  • U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: “I Do Solemnly Swear . . .” A Resource Guide. Includes digitized materials related to Grant’s 1869 and 1873 inaugurations.
  • “The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America.” Available online. Includes period sheet music related to Ulysses S. Grant and his era.
  • Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Available online. The site offers a number of photographs and illustrations of or including Ulysses S. Grant and associated people, places and events.

Selected Writings of Ulysses S. Grant

  • Cramer, M. J. Ulysses S. Grant: Conversations and Unpublished Letters. New York: Eaton & Mains; Cincinnati: Curts & Jennings, 1897. LC catalog record.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. “The Battle of Shiloh.” The Century 29, no. 4 (February 1885): 593-614. Available online External through Cornell University Library, Making of America Digital Collection.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. The Best Writings of Ulysses S. Grant. Edited by John F. Marszalek. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. General Grant’s Letters to a Friend, 1861-1880. New York: T. Y. Crowell & Company, 1897. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. General Grant’s Unpublished Correspondence in the Case of Gen. Fitz-John Porter. n.p.: 1884. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. Letters of Ulysses S. Grant to His Father and His Youngest Sister, 1857-78. Edited by Jesse Grant Cramer. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1912. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. “Memoranda on the Civil War: General Lew Wallace and General McCook at Shiloh.” The Century 30, no. 5 (September 1885): 776-777. Available online External through Cornell University Library, Making of America Digital Collection.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant. Edited by John Y. Simon. 32 vols. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1967-2012. LC catalog record. Available online External through Mississippi State University Libraries courtesy of The Ulysses S. Grant Association.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. 2 vols. New York: C. L. Webster & Co., 1885-1886. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant has been reprinted multiple times and in different editions. Please consult the Library of Congress online catalog for more information on these editions.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: The Complete Annotated Edition. Edited by John F. Marszalek with David S. Nolen and Louie P. Gallo. Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017. LC catalog record.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. “The Siege of Vicksburg.” The Century 30, no. 5 (September 1885): 752-767. Available online External through Cornell University Library, Making of America Digital Collection.
  • United States. Army. Report of Lieutenant General U. S. Grant, of the Armies of the United States, 1864-'65. Washington, 1865. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.

Selected General Resources

  • Brands, H. W. The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace. New York: Doubleday, 2012. LC catalog record.
  • Bunting, Josiah, III. Ulysses S. Grant. The American Presidents Series. New York: Times Books, 2004. LC catalog record.
  • Chernow, Ron. Grant. New York: Penguin Press, 2017. LC catalog record.
  • Childs, George William. Recollections of General Grant: With an Account of the Presentation of the Portraits of Generals Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. Philadelphia: Collins Printing House, 1890. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Conger, Arthur L. The Rise of U. S. Grant. New York: The Century Co., 1931. LC catalog record. Reprint, Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1970. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 1996. LC catalog record.
  • Coolidge, Louis Arthur. Ulysses S. Grant. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1922. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, New York: AMS Press, 1972. LC catalog record.
  • Coppée, Henry. Life and Services of Gen. U. S. Grant. New York: Richardson and Company, 1868. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Douglass, Frederick. U. S. Grant and the Colored People. His Wise, Just, Practical, and Effective Friendship Thoroughly Vindicated by Incontestable Facts in His Record from 1862 to 1872. Words of Truth and Soberness! He Who Runs May Read and Understand!! Be Not Deceived, Only Truth Can Endure!!! Washington, D.C.: Union Republican Congressional Committee, 1872. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External, Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection, and African American Pamphlet Collection.
  • Frost, Lawrence A. U. S. Grant Album: A Pictorial Biography of Ulysses S. Grant from Leather Clerk to the White House. Seattle, Wash.: Superior Publishing Co., 1966. LC catalog record.
  • Garland, Hamlin. Ulysses S. Grant: His Life and Character. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1898. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, New York, Macmillan, 1920. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • General Grant National Memorial, National Park Service. Website.
  • Grant, U. S. Ulysses S. Grant: Warrior and Statesman. New York, Morrow, 1969. LC catalog record.
  • Kelsey, Marie Ellen. Ulysses S. Grant: A Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2005. LC catalog record.
  • Mannion, Richard G. “The Life of a Reputation: The Public Memory of Ulysses S. Grant.” Ph.D. dissertation, Georgia State University, 2012. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • McFeely, William S. Grant: A Biography. New York: Norton, 1981. LC catalog record. Reprint, Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, 1987. LC catalog record.
  • Moran, Philip R., ed. Ulysses S. Grant, 1822-1885: Chronology, Documents, Bibliographical Aids. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, 1968. LC catalog record.
  • Perret, Geoffrey. Ulysses S. Grant: Soldier & President. New York: Random House, 1997. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Modern Library, 1999. LC catalog record.
  • Rafuse, Ethan Sepp. “Still a Mystery? General Grant and the Historians, 1981–2006.” Journal of Military History 71, no. 3 (July 2007): 849-874. LC catalog record.
  • Richardson, Albert D. A Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant. Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1868. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Revised and completed edition by R. H. Fletcher. Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1885. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Simon, John Y. “From Galena to Appomattox: Grant and Washburne.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 58, no. 2 (1965): 165-189. LC catalog record.
  • Simpson, Brooks D. Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of War and Reconstruction, 1861-1868. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991. LC catalog record.
  • Simpson, Brooks D. Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph Over Adversity, 1822-1865. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. LC catalog record. Reprint, Minneapolis, Minn.: Zenith Press, Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc., 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Smith, Jean Edward. Grant. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. LC catalog record.
  • Ulysses S. Grant Association. Newsletter. Vols. 1-10 (October 1963-July 1973), Carbondale, Ill.: Ulysses S. Grant Association. LC catalog record. Transcriptions of selected newsletter content, and PDF versions of newsletters from 2013-present are available online External.
  • Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi. Website External. Digital collections available online External.
  • Waugh, Joan. U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • White, Ronald C. American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant. New York: Random House, 2016. LC catalog record.
  • Wilson, David L., and John Y. Simon, eds. Ulysses S. Grant: Essays and Documents. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1981. LC catalog record.
  • Wilson, James Grant. The Life and Public Services of Ulysses Simpson Grant, General of the United States Army, and Twice President of the United States. New York: De Witt, 1885. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Wilson, James Grant. The Life and Campaigns of Ulysses Simpson Grant, General-in-Chief of the United States Army. New York: R. M. De Witt, 1868. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Wilson, James Harrison, and Charles A. Dana. The Life of Ulysses S. Grant, General of the Armies of the United States. Springfield, Mass.: Gurdon Bill & Co.; Cincinnati: H. C. Johnson, 1868. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive External.
  • See also HathiTrust External and Internet Archive External for additional digitized editions of titles by and about Ulysses S. Grant.

Early Years

  • Dugard, Martin. The Training Ground: Grant, Lee, Sherman, and Davis in the Mexican War, 1846-1848. New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2008. LC catalog record. Reprint, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Ellington, Charles G. The Trial of U. S. Grant: The Pacific Coast Years, 1852-1854. Glendale, Calif.: A. H. Clark Co., 1987. LC catalog record.
  • The Historic Grant Farm: Gen. U. S. Grant’s Old Homestead, Saint Louis County, Missouri: August A. Busch's Country Home. St. Louis, Mo.: A. A. Busch, ca. 1915 and 1917. LC catalog record.
  • Lewis, Lloyd. Captain Sam Grant. Boston: Little, Brown, 1950. LC catalog record. Reprint, 1991. LC catalog record.
  • Little, Kimberly Scott. Ulysses S. Grant’s White Haven: A Place Where Extraordinary People Came to Live Ordinary Lives, 1796-1885: Historic Resource Study, Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, Missouri. St. Louis, Mo.: Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1993. LC catalog record.
  • Repp, Stephen. Ulysses S. Grant: The Galena Years. Galena, Ill.: S. Repp, 1985. LC catalog record.
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, St. Louis, Missouri. Website.

The Civil War

  • Arnold, James R. The Armies of U. S. Grant. London: Arms and Armour, 1995. LC catalog record.
  • Badeau, Adam. Military History of Ulysses S. Grant, from April 1861 to April 1865. 3 vols. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1868-1881.  LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, 1885. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Ballard, Michael B. Grant at Vicksburg: The General and the Siege. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013. LC catalog record.
  • Ballard, Michael B. U. S. Grant: The Making of a General, 1861-1863. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005. LC catalog record.
  • Bonekemper, Edward H. A Victor, Not a Butcher: Ulysses S. Grant's Overlooked Military Genius. Washington, D.C.: Regnery History, 2004. LC catalog record.
  • Cadwallader, Sylvanus. Three Years with Grant, as Recalled by War Correspondent Sylvanus Cadwallader. Edited by Benjamin P. Thomas. New York: Knopf, 1955. LC catalog record. Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1980. LC catalog record. Reprint, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996. LC catalog record.
  • Catton, Bruce. Grant Moves South. Boston: Little, Brown, 1960. LC catalog record.
  • Catton, Bruce. Grant Takes Command. Boston: Little, Brown, 1969. LC catalog record.
  • Catton, Bruce. A Stillness at Appomattox. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1953. LC catalog record. This title has been reprinted multiple times. Please consult the Library of Congress online catalog for more information on additional editions.
  • Catton, Bruce. U. S. Grant and the American Military Tradition. Boston: Little, Brown, 1954. LC catalog record.
  • Cooling, Benjamin Franklin, III. Forts Henry and Donelson: The Key to the Confederate Heartland. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1987. LC catalog record.
  • Coppée, Henry. Grant and His Campaigns: A Military Biography. New York: C. B. Richardson; Cincinnati, C. F. Vent & Co., 1866. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Cozzens, Peter. The Darkest Days of the War: The Battles of Iuka and Corinth. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. LC catalog record.
  • Crummer, Wilbur Fisk. With Grant at Fort Donelson, Shiloh and Vicksburg, and an Appreciation of General U. S. Grant. Oak Park, Ill.: E. C. Crummer, 1915. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Dana, Charles Anderson. Recollections of the Civil War; with the Leaders at Washington and in the Field in the Sixties. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1898. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, 1902. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, New York, Collier Books, 1963. LC catalog record. Reprint, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996. LC catalog record.
  • Davis, William C. Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Dodge, Grenville M. Personal Recollections of President Abraham Lincoln, General Ulysses S. Grant and General William T. Sherman. Council Bluffs, Iowa: The Monarch Printing Company, 1914. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, Denver, Colo.: Sage Books, 1965. LC catalog record.
  • Eaton, John. Grant, Lincoln, and the Freedmen: Reminiscences of the Civil War with Special Reference to the Work for the Contrabands and Freedmen of the Mississippi Valley. New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1907. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. LC catalog record.
  • Farnen, Russell Francis. “Ulysses S. Grant: The Soldier as Politician, 1861 to 1868.” Ph. D. dissertation, Syracuse University, 1963. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Feis, William B. Grant's Secret Service: The Intelligence War from Belmont to Appomattox. Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 2002. LC catalog record.
  • Flood, Charles Bracelen. Grant and Sherman: The Friendship that Won the Civil War. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. LC catalog record.
  • Frassanito, William A. Grant and Lee: The Virginia Campaigns, 1864-1865. New York: Scribner, 1983. LC catalog record.
  • Fullenkamp, Leonard, Stephen Bowman, and Jay Luvaas, eds. Guide to the Vicksburg Campaign. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998. LC catalog record.
  • Fuller, J. F. C. The Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1929. LC catalog record. Reprint, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1958. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 1991. LC catalog record.
  • Furgurson, Ernest B. Not War but Murder: Cold Harbor, 1864. New York: Knopf, 2000. LC catalog record.
  • Gallagher, Gary W., ed. The Spotsylvania Campaign. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998. LC catalog record.
  • Gallagher, Gary W., and Caroline E. Janney, eds. Cold Harbor to the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Grimsley, Mark. And Keep Moving On: The Virginia Campaign, May-June 1864. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002. LC catalog record.
  • Hughes, Nathaniel Cheairs. The Battle of Belmont: Grant Strikes South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991. LC catalog record.
  • Lincoln, Abraham. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Edited by Roy P. Basler. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1953-1955. LC catalog record. Available online External courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Association.
  • Longacre, Edward G. General Ulysses S. Grant: The Soldier and the Man. Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo Press, 2006. LC catalog record.
  • Luvaas, Jay, Stephen Bowman, and Leonard Fullenkamp, eds. Guide to the Battle of Shiloh. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1996. LC catalog record.
  • Macartney, Clarence Edward Noble. Grant and His Generals. New York: McBride Co., 1953. LC catalog record. Reprint, Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1971. LC catalog record.
  • Maihafer, Harry J. The General and the Journalists: Ulysses S. Grant, Horace Greeley, and Charles Dana. Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 1998. LC catalog record.
  • Marvel, William. A Place Called Appomattox. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. LC catalog record. Reprint, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Meade, George Gordon. The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army. 2 vols. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Miers, Earl Schenck. The Last Campaign: Grant Saves the Union. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1972. LC catalog record.
  • Miers, Earl Schenck. The Web of Victory: Grant at Vicksburg. New York: Knopf, 1955. LC catalog record. Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1978. LC catalog record. Reprint, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1984. LC catalog record.
  • National Park Service sites related to Ulysses S. Grant and the Civil War:
    • Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox, Virginia. Website.
    • Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Website.
    • Fort Donelson National Battlefield, Dover, Tennessee. Website.
    • Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Website.
    • Petersburg National Battlefield, Petersburg, Virginia. Website.
    • Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh, Tennessee. Website.
    • Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi. Website.
  • Pfanz, Donald. Grant's Cabin: City Point Unit, Petersburg National Battlefield, Virginia. Harpers Ferry, W. Va.: Harpers Ferry Center, National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1989. LC catalog record.
  • Porter, Horace. Campaigning with Grant. New York: The Century Co., 1897. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. This title has been reprinted multiple times. Please consult the Library of Congress online catalog for more information on additional editions.
  • Rhea, Gordon C. In the Footsteps of Grant and Lee: The Wilderness through Cold Harbor. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2007. LC catalog record.
  • Rhea, Gordon C. On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017. LC catalog record.
  • Rhea, Gordon C. To the North Anna River: Grant and Lee, May 13-25, 1864. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2000. LC catalog record.
  • Sarna, Jonathan D. When General Grant Expelled the Jews. New York: Nextbook : Schocken, 2012. LC catalog record.
  • Sherman, William T. Sherman's Civil War: Selected Correspondence of William T. Sherman, 1860-1865. Edited by Brooks D. Simpson and Jean V. Berlin. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999. LC catalog record.
  • Smith, Timothy B. Grant Invades Tennessee: The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. LC catalog record.
  • Trudeau, Noah Andre. Bloody Roads South: The Wilderness to Cold Harbor, May-June 1864. Boston: Little, Brown, 1989. LC catalog record. Reprint, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2000. LC catalog record.
  • Trudeau, Noah Andre. The Last Citadel: Petersburg, Virginia, June 1864-April 1865. Boston: Little, Brown, 1991. LC catalog record. Reprint, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1993. LC catalog record. Revised and expanded edition, Calif.: Savas Beatie, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • United States. Naval War Records Office. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1894-1922. LC catalog record. Available online External through The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection.
  • United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901. LC catalog record. Available online External through The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection.
  • Varon, Elizabeth R. Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. LC catalog record.
  • Williams, Kenneth P. Grant Rises in the West. The First Year, 1861-1862. Vol. 3 of Lincoln Finds a General. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1997. LC catalog record.
  • Williams, Kenneth P. Grant Rises in the West. From Iuka to Vicksburg, 1862-1863. vol. 4 of Lincoln Finds a General. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1997. LC catalog record.
  • Williams, T. Harry. McClellan, Sherman, and Grant. New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University Press, 1962. LC catalog record. Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1976. LC catalog record. Reprint, Chicago: I. R. Dee, 1991. LC catalog record.
  • Wilson, James Grant. General Grant. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1897. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Woodworth, Steven E., ed. Grant's Lieutenants. From Cairo to Vicksburg. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2001. LC catalog record.
  • Woodworth, Steven E., ed. Grant's Lieutenants. From Chattanooga to Appomattox. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Woodworth, Steven E. Six Armies in Tennessee: The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998. LC catalog record.

Postwar and Presidency

  • Ackerman, Kenneth D. The Gold Ring: Jim Fisk, Jay Gould, and Black Friday, 1869. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1988. LC catalog record.
  • Badeau, Adam. Grant in Peace. From Appomattox to Mount McGregor. A Personal Memoir. Hartford, Conn.: S. S. Scranton & Co., 1887. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1971. LC catalog record.
  • Calhoun, Charles W. The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2017. LC catalog record.
  • Cespedes, Richard Dotor. “Errors of Judgement, Not of Intent: The Southern Policy of Ulysses S. Grant.” Ph.D. dissertation, University College London, 2015. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Coleman, Charles H. The Election of 1868: The Democratic Effort to Regain Control. New York: Columbia University Press, 1933. LC catalog record.
  • Hardy, William Edward. “Preserving the Fruits of Victory: General Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Ambition, and Reconstruction Policy, 1865–1868.” Master’s thesis, University of Louisville, 2004. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Hesseltine, William B. Ulysses S. Grant, Politician. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1935. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: F. Ungar Publishing Co., 1957. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Johnson, Andrew. The Papers of Andrew Johnson. 16 vols. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1967-2000. LC catalog record.
  • Mantell, Martin E. Johnson, Grant, and the Politics of Reconstruction. New York: Columbia University Press, 1973. LC catalog record.
  • McCullough, Steve. “Foreshadowing of Informal Empire: Ulysses S. Grant and Hamilton Fish's Caribbean Policy, 1869-1877.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Alabama, 2007. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Nevins, Allan. Hamilton Fish: The Inner History of the Grant Administration. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1936. LC catalog record.
  • Republican National Convention. Presidential Election, 1868: Proceedings of the National Union Republican Convention, Held at Chicago, May 20 and 21, 1868. Chicago: Evening Journal Print, 1868. LC catalog record. Available online through Internet Archive.
  • Republican National Convention. Presidential Election, 1872. Proceedings of the National Union Republican Convention Held at Philadelphia, June 5 and 6, 1872. Washington: Gibson Brothers, Printers, 1872. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Scaturro, Frank J. President Grant Reconsidered. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1998. LC catalog record.
  • Seale, William. The President's House: A History. Washington, D.C.: White House Historical Association with the cooperation of the National Geographic Society, 1986. LC catalog record. Second edition, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press in association with White House Historical Association, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Sefton, James E. The United States Army and Reconstruction, 1865-1877. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1967. LC catalog record. Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1980. LC catalog record.
  • Simpson, Brooks D. “Grant's Tour of the South Revisited.” Journal of Southern History 54, no. 3 (1988): 425-448. LC catalog record.
  • Simpson, Brooks D. The Reconstruction Presidents. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998. LC catalog record. Reprint, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Slap, Andrew L. The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republicans in the Civil War Era. New York: Fordham University Press, 2006. LC catalog record.
  • Welles, Gideon. Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy under Lincoln and Johnson. 3 vols. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Welles, Gideon. Diary. Edited by Howard K. Beale. 3 vols. New York: W.W. Norton, 1960. LC catalog record.

World Tour

  • Campbell, Edwina S. Citizen of a Wider Commonwealth: Ulysses S. Grant's Postpresidential Diplomacy. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2016. LC catalog record.
  • McCabe, James D. A Tour Around the World by General Grant. Being a Narrative of the Incidents and Events of His Journey. Philadelphia: The National Publishing Co., 1879. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Packard, J. F. Grant's Tour Around the World; with Incidents of his Journey through England, Ireland, Scotland. Cincinnati: Forshee & McMakin, 1880. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Remlap, L. T. General U. S. Grant's Tour Around the World. Chicago: J. Fairbanks & Co.; New York: F. O. Evans & Co., 1879. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, 1880. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Young, John Russell. Around the World with General Grant. New York: The American News Co., 1879. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Young, John Russell. Around the World with General Grant. Abridged, edited, and introduced by Michael Fellman. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. LC catalog record.

Final Year

  • Flood, Charles Bracelen. Grant’s Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant’s Heroic Last Year. Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo Press, 2011. LC catalog record.
  • Mackowski, Chris. Grant’s Last Battle: The Story Behind the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. El Dorado Hills, Calif.: Savas Beatie, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Perry, Mark. Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship that Changed America. New York: Random House, 2004. LC catalog record.
  • Pitkin, Thomas M. The Captain Departs: Ulysses S. Grant’s Last Campaign. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1973. LC catalog record.
  • Shrady, George Frederick. General Grant's Last Days. New York: The De Vinne Press, 1908. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.

Julia Dent Grant and Grant Family

  • Berkin, Carol. Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimké Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Bleser, Carol K., and Lesley J. Gordon, eds. Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. LC catalog record. Reprint, 2007. LC catalog record.
  • Grant, Arthur Hastings. The Grant Family: A Genealogical History of the Descendants of Matthew Grant of Windsor, Conn., 1601-1898. Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: Press of A. V. Haight, 1898. LC catalog record. See also “Genealogy External” page on the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library website.
  • Grant, Jesse Root. In the Days of My Father, General Grant. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1925. LC catalog record.
  • Grant, Julia Dent. The Personal Memoirs of Julia Dent Grant (Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant). Edited, with notes and foreword by John Y. Simon. New York: Putnam, 1975. LC catalog record. Reprint, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1988. LC catalog record.
  • Hooper, Candice Shy. Lincoln's Generals' Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War—for Better and for Worse. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2016. LC catalog record.
  • Ross, Ishbel. The General's Wife: The Life of Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1959. LC catalog record.
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