Review: CAMPAIGNING WITH GRANT by Horace Porter

Matt’s Book Blog read and reviewed Campaigning With Grant by Horace Porter for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

Horace Porter, born into a prominent Pennsylvania family, graduated from West Point just before the Civil War. Only 25 years old, he became GEN McClellan’s chief of ordnance in 1862. Later he became an aide to GEN Rosecrans. Written in his declining years in the 1890s, Porter’s first-person account Campaigning with Grant, covers when he served as an aide to GEN Grant himself, whom Lincoln had appointed to command all Union armies. In the memoir he covers from Grant’s Overland Campaigns in May, 1864 to the surrender in the McLean House at Appomattox in April, 1865.

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