Publisher description for Three years with Grant / as recalled by war correspondent Sylvanus Cadwallader ; edited, and with an introduction and notes, by Benjamin P. Thomas ; introduction to the Bison Books edition by Brooks D. Simpson.


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Sylvanus Cadwallader, a war correspondent for the Chicago Times and later for the New York Herald, was attached to General Grant’s headquarters from 1862 to 1865. He enjoyed rare access to personalities (Lincoln, Sheridan, and Lee) and events (Vicksburg, Chattanooga, City Point, and Potomac), and he makes them come alive here. Cadwallader also includes information about his own role in constraining and concealing Grant’s drinking. Through his pages the real Grant emerges. The manuscript of Three Years with Grant was edited and annotated by Lincoln biographer Benjamin P. Thomas and first published nearly a century after the Civil War.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Grant, Ulysses S. -- (Ulysses Simpson), -- 1822-1885.
Cadwallader, Sylvanus, -- b. 1825 or 6.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
War correspondents -- United States -- Biography.