Campaigning With Grant


Read by David Wales

(4.7 stars; 18 reviews)

In the last year of the American Civil War, Horace Porter served as aide-de-camp to General Ulysses S. Grant, then commander of all the armies of the North. This lively 1897 memoir was written from the extensive notes he took during that time. It is highly regarded by later historians. Porter continued in that position with Grant to 1869. From 1869 to 1872 he served Grant as personal secretary in the White House. He was U.S. ambassador to France from 1897-1905. ( David Wales) (15 hr 54 min)

Chapters

Preface 1:48 Read by David Wales
My First Meeting With General Grant, etc 30:06 Read by David Wales
A Higher Grade Created For Grant, etc 32:53 Read by David Wales
Preparations For A General Advance, etc 38:59 Read by David Wales
Grant’s Preparations For The Second Day In The Wilderness, etc 32:55 Read by David Wales
Grant’s Third Day In The Wilderness, etc 34:17 Read by David Wales
Communicating With Burnside, etc 35:39 Read by David Wales
Grant and Meade, etc 23:45 Read by David Wales
Attempt To Turn The Union Right, etc 25:23 Read by David Wales
Grant Crosses The North Anna, etc 23:19 Read by David Wales
Grant Crosses The Pamunkey, etc 31:48 Read by David Wales
Strength Of Lee’s Position At Cold Harbor, etc 20:36 Read by David Wales
Grant Decides To Cross The James, etc 22:54 Read by David Wales
The Start For The James, etc 19:51 Read by David Wales
Petersburg, etc 21:22 Read by David Wales
Lincoln’s First Visit To Grant’s Camp, etc 34:03 Read by David Wales
A Disappointed Band-Master, etc 45:06 Read by David Wales
Preparing The Petersburg Mine, etc 33:52 Read by David Wales
The Storming Of New Market heights, etc 38:25 Read by David Wales
Grant Visits Sherman, etc 23:15 Read by David Wales
Grant’s Narrow Escape At Hatcher’s Run, etc 22:54 Read by David Wales
Grant Suggests A Plan For Voting In The Field, etc 29:59 Read by David Wales
Planning The First Fort Fisher Expedition, etc 33:58 Read by David Wales
Senator Nesmith Visits Grant, etc 23:20 Read by David Wales
Capture Of Fort Fisher, etc 36:13 Read by David Wales
Grant Plans The Spring Campaigns, etc 27:02 Read by David Wales
Grant Draws The Net Tighter Around The Enemy, etc 28:22 Read by David Wales
Meeting Of Grant And Sherman At City Point, etc 30:27 Read by David Wales
The Movement Against Five Forks, etc 28:22 Read by David Wales
Grant Enters Petersburg, etc 30:10 Read by David Wales
Grant’s Ride To Appomattox, etc 33:19 Read by David Wales
After The Surrender, etc 33:42 Read by David Wales
Sherman’s Terms To Joseph E. Johnston, etc 26:42 Read by David Wales

Reviews

A Classic, Well Read


(5 stars)

I have had a paper copy of Porter's book for some time, and next to Grant's own excellent memoirs, it stands as a classic study of Grant in the Civil War's last year by a man who was there. Well-written, full of colorful and trenchant observations of Grant, his officers and army, it is also well-read by the narrator, though I found it flowed best at a slightly faster speed setting than the original reading. If you are a history buff, Grant fan, or student of the Civil War, this work is worth your while.


(5 stars)

Very clean and well written perhaps not best as a first or second Civil War book but excellent for those who know some of the history and politics of the conflict. Extremely well read as is everything by David Wales.