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The Great Commanders

Ulysses S Grant
Season 1 Episode 5 The History Channel October 10, 2017

At the beginning of the Civil War, Ulysses S Grant worked in a store. Within four years he was commanding the Union armies and within eight, he was president of the US. The Battle of the Wilderness was an indecisive, bloody tangle in a dense forest. Though it ended in a tactical stalemate, it was a vital strategic victory - one which led to the defeat of the Confederacy.

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