University Press of Kansas
Civil War enthusiasts and scholars alike, Ulysses S. Grant is one of the most interesting figures of the era. His name is as recognizable as that of military icons Robert E. Lee, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and William Tecumseh Sherman. What is more, of all of the great leading figures of the war, only Grant managed to rise to the same office as that of Abraham Lincoln—a man recognized in recent studies as among the most significant figures in World History. Yet Grant is also the least understood of the above-mentioned persons. Historians often view his military career in a positive light.
Neels, Mark A.
"Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 20
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol20/iss3/23