The Civil War in America exhibit assembles more than 200 unique items, many of which have never been seen by the public, to commemorate the sesquicentennial of this nation’s greatest military and political upheaval. The online exhibit includes a biography of Grant.
The exhibition contains more than two hundred treasures of American Judaica from the collections of the Library of Congress. It features General Ulysses S. Grant's notorious Order No. 11, which expelled the "Jews as a class" from the territories of Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee on January 8, 1863. It also contains the receipt for Grant's contribution to the Washington synagogue Adas Israel.
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On May 19, 1863, General Ulysses S. Grant attempted to take the Confederate stronghold at Vicksburg, Mississippi. When Grant's direct assaults failed to overwhelm the city on this date and again on May 22, he settled down to a six-week siege.
On November 23, 1863, the Battle of Chattanooga began. Commanded by Ulysses S. Grant, Union forces drove Confederate troops away from Chattanooga, Tennessee, into Georgia, setting the stage for Union General William T. Sherman's march to the sea.
On June 3, 1864, the second battle of Cold Harbor began. After securing a costly victory at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Union General Ulysses S. Grant encountered Confederate troops as he made his way to Richmond.
On April 2, 1865, Ulysses S. Grant's army attacked Confederate lines at Petersburg, Virginia. By mid-afternoon, Confederate troops had begun to evacuate the town. The Union victory ensured the fall of Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, located just 25 miles north of Petersburg.