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Ulysses S. Grant

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  • Film Review: 'Walk of Shame'

    Watching the redoubtable Elizabeth Banks try to breathe life into the stillborn farce "Walk of Shame" is like watching a team of paramedics perform CPR on the corpse of Ulysses S. Grant. Indeed, it's an ill-tempered housecat who elicits just about the...
  • The Union fleet fills Hampton Roads

    No one watching the Union fleet in Hampton Roads in late April 1864 could have failed to notice when it began to swell to historic proportions. Stretching out nearly 10 miles, the giant collection of warships, transports, auxiliary vessels and barges...
  • The Army of the James drives toward Richmond

    Three weeks after taking command of the Union army on March 10, 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant boarded a steamer in Northern Virginia and headed toward Fort Monroe for what he hoped would be a landmark step in winning the Civil War. Arriving early on...
  • The Battle of Monocacy and Fort Stevens

    The Battle of Monocacy and Fort Stevens
    Although Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace's Union troops had slowed Confederates advance through Maryland at Monocacy in July 1964, the rebel march continued. Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early pressed his exhausted troop onto his next target: Washington. The...
  • Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy

    Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy
    Baltimore and Ohio Railroad agents knew they had a serious problem brewing when a sizable Confederate force appeared unexpectedly near Frederick, Md., in early July 1864, during the American Civil War. These rebels could reap serious havoc in Maryland,...
  • Orlando Repertory Theatre making history with Civil War productions

    Orlando Repertory Theatre making history with Civil War productions
    It’s not uncommon to find Civil War reenactments being staged at public places throughout the southern states, as historians and academics recreate the monumental battles that became a part of the South’s history during that epic war. On the...
  • Bette Midler's picnic for NYC raises the roof -- and $1 million dollars!

    "I ALWAYS knew that 'Sesame Street' would be a success -- I just didn't know it was going to be this much of a success!" said co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney at the annual Sesame Workshop blast last week. It happened at Cipriani 42nd Street, which I happen...
  • Elizabeth Banks Takes 'Walk of Shame' at the Box Office

    The Elizabeth Banks-starrer "Walk of Shame" lived up to its name during its opening weekend at the box office. Focus Features' raunchy comedy grossed a dismal $38,000 from 51 locations this past week giving the pic, which cost $15 million to produce, a...
  • Re-enactors bring Civil War alive

    Re-enactors bring Civil War alive
    Cannons will fire. Infantrymen will march. And once again, the Blue and the Gray will clash in downtown Naperville marking Civil War Days, a weekend reenactment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 and 18 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Adorned in...
  • The misuse of American might, and the price it pays

     The misuse of American might, and the price it pays
    The U.S. military is like the highly skilled, gadget-toting contractor who promises to give your kitchen a nifty makeover in no time whatsoever. Here's the guy you can count on to get the job done. Just look at those references! Yet by the time he...
  • Chattanooga: A Rebel Waterloo

    It has been two months since the Rebel army in Georgia delivered the morale-killing blow at the Battle of Chickamauga that sent Union Gen. William Rosecrans packing to be replaced by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. The Southern army, led by Gen. Braxton Bragg,...