The Civil War was a West Point War

The Civil War was a West Point War

One of the things I had to memorize as a plebe at West Point, besides esoteric stuff such as ‘How’s the Cow’ was an interesting piece of not-so-trivia: In sixty of the major battles of the Civil War, West Pointers commanded both sides. In the other five, they...

Happy 197th Birthday, Hiram Ulysses Grant

Happy birthday to my fellow West Point alum, Sam. The story of his name change is just one of many rather interesting facts about Grant’s early years before the Civil War. For more: Ulysses S. Grant: The Early Years from Bob...