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Thread #55326 Message #866616
Posted By: JJ
14-Jan-03 - 08:54 AM
Thread Name: Review: Unique Civil War Biography
Subject: RE: Review: Unique Civil War Biography
I never understood the Civil War in the west until I read Grant's memoirs. Twain called them the finest military memoirs since Julius Caesar's, but then, Twain was Grant's publisher!
Grant's Tomb is rather out of the way (at Riverside Drive and 122nd Street) and tourists will not stumble over it by accident, but they still come.
Across the street from Grant's Tomb in Sakura Park is a statue of Gen. Dan Butterfield, the man who wrote "Taps," by Gutzon Borglum, who later carved Mt. Rushmore.