Ulysses Grant's Field Glasses
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/30/2010
In September 1861 Ulysses S. Grant was appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers by President Abraham Lincoln. Grant directed Sherman to drive through the South while he himself, with the Army of the Potomac, pinned down Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. On April 9, 1865, at Appomattox Court House, Lee surrendered. Grant wrote out magnanimous terms of surrender that would prevent treason trials.
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)