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|General Ulysses S. Grant and Staff
Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885).
Grant emerged as the great military leader of the Union. After the war he remained as head of the Army and in 1868 was elected President of the United States.
|Camp scene showing cook's tent|
|Camp scene, winter quarters|
|Camp and fort|
|General George G. Meade and Staff
George Gordon Meade (1815-1872).
Born in Spain of U.S. parents. Artillery Commander of the Army of the Potomac from just before Gettysburg to the end of the war. Grant (in his Memoirs wrote of Meade: "General Meade was an officier of great merit, with drawbacks to his usefulness that were beyond his control. He was brave and conscientious, and commanded the respect of all who knew him. He was unfortunately of a temper that would get beyond his control at times. No one saw this better than he himself, and no one regreetted it more."
|Wounded soldiers in hospital|
|General McClellan receiving a visit from President Lincoln following the Battle of Antietam|
|General Joseph Hooker and his horse "Lookout"
"Fighting Joe" Hooker (1814-1879)
Union General from Massachusetts. Hooker was particularly distinguished at Williamsburg, the Maryland Campaign, and the Gettysburg Campaign. Hooker's horse was a chestnut standing nearly 17 hands high. He as about seven years old at the Battle of Chattanooga, where he acquired his name.
In a famous letter to the Army of the Potomac's new commander, Hooker, Lincoln praised the general's fighting abilities but was critical of the general's criticism of previous commanders.
|Burying Confederate dead, Fredericksburg, VA|