Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) Commander in the American Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military; the war, & secession, ended with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox. Grant gave generous terms; Confederate troops surrendered their weapons & were allowed to return to their homes, with their mounts, on the condition that they would not take up arms against the U.S. Within a few weeks the Civil War was over.
U. S. Grant: The Civil War Years: Grant Moves South and Grant Takes Command
U. S. Grant: The Civil War Years By Bruce Catton - From a Pulitzer Prize–winning author comes this two-volume history of Ulysses S. Grant — the tenacious Union leader whose brilliant military strategy won the American Civil War. “Lively and absorbing” (The New York Times Book Review).