Date of Award
Master's Essay - Restricted
Master of Arts (MA)
Through the carnage and acrid smoke of the Civil War many men rose from personal obscurity to historical prominence. Among these individuals an unobtrusive Union Brigadier-General, Ulysses S. Grant, stepped out of the shadows of forty years of failure into the light of historical immortality.
His capture of Forts Henry and Donelson during the conflict helped initiate his remarkable ascent to military prominence. Throughout his campaign to secure these two strategic strongholds, he contributed to the decline of the Southern cause in the west and significantly affected the outcome of the war.
Holewinski, Felix W., "Ulysses S. Grant and the Battles of Forts Henry and Donelson" (1971). Master's Essays (1922 - ). 1114.