May 20, 2019

Today in History: Battle of Cold Harbor

Today in History–June 3–the Library of Congress features the second Battle of Cold Harbor, begun on this day in 1864. The bloody battle ensued when Union General Ulysses S. Grant encountered Confederate troops in Virginia as he made his way to Richmond. Approximately 7,000 Union troops perished and Confederate forces suffered around 1,500 casualties in the nine-day fight. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access primary sources related to both … [Read more...]

Today in History: Ulysses S. Grant

Today in History–April 27–the Library of Congress features Ulysses S. Grant, born on this day in 1822.  Find out more about this military leader and U.S. president by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary sources and resources about the 17th president of the United States. Background Stories from America’s Library Ulysses S. Grant Was Born April 27, 1822 General Ulysses S. Grant Attempted to Take Vicksburg, Mississippi May 19, … [Read more...]