USGA Newsletter

Recent Newsletters ("Dispatches from Grant")

Volume 4

Issue 1: Spring 2016 (.pdf)

  • Letter from the Executive Director
  • Pamplin Park and Richmond Host USGA Annual Meeting By Meg Henderson
  • New membership fee structure by John F. Marszalek, Executive Director
  • Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library Update By John Marszalek
  • USGA To Lead National Grant Bicentennial Observance By John Marszalek
  • Recent Publications By USGA Members
  • From the Newsletter Archives: Vol.1 Issue 1, October 1963
  • Student Update: Bailey Powell By Meg Henderson
  • USGA Surveys
  • U.S. Grant Timeline 1876
  • USG Trivia

Volume 3

Issue 1: Spring 2015 (.pdf)

  • Letter from the Executive Director
  • Following in Grant's footsteps at 2015 annual meeting in Chattanooga by Meg Henderson
  • New membership fee structure by John F. Marszalek, Executive Director
  • Grant Library expansion to "break ground" Summer 2015 by Meg Henderson
  • Grant Library to host symposium on voting rights by Meg Henderson
  • My gift to the U.S. Grant Presidential Library by Ulysses Grant Dietz
  • Board Member Profile: Mike Devine by Meg Henderson
  • Recent Activity at the Grant Presidential Library
  • Interview with the author: G.L. Corum's Ulysses Underground by Meg Henderson

Issue 2: Summer 2015 (.pdf)

  • Recent and Upcoming Events/Notices
  • Staff Updates
  • In Memoriam: Davic Payne
  • Grant Library receives NHPRC award for 2015-2016 by Meg Henderson
  • Together again: Grant and Twain on stage
  • McKinstry Collection donatedto Grant Library by Meg Henderson
  • Website give Starkville Civil War Arsenal a twenty-first century upgrade by Meg Henderson
  • Grant Tannery opens doors to visitors by Lee Schweickart
  • General Grant at the Reagan Presidential Library by Edward W. Headington
  • Grant and Twain: an odd couple by Tom O'Keefe
  • How can you make a gift to the U.S. Grant Presidential Library?

Issue 3: Fall 2015 (.pdf)

  • Letter from the Executive Director
  • Announcements
  • Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library hosts Voting Rights Symposium at Mississippi State University By Meg Henderson
  • “The President’s Face” Exhibit Brings Long-Hidden Views of Grant to the Public By Meg Henderson
  • Letter Rediscovered in Grant Archives By Meg Henderson
  • Ulysses S. Grant Information Center Website By Marie Kelsey
  • 2015 John Y. Simon Day Continues Simon’s Legacy of Grant Scholarship By John F. Marszalek
  • DC Church’s Touching Tribute to U.S. Grant By Linda Davenport
  • USGA Members Tour Grant Hall, Site of Lincoln Assassination Trial By Eileen Bradner
  • Hardscrabble: The House that Grant Built By John Samson

Issue 4: Winter 2016 (.pdf)

  • Letter from the Executive Director
  • Did Appomattox End the Civil War? by Frank WilliamsProgress on the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library Facility at Mississippi State University
  • Events and Announcements
  • Grant Library Staff Updates
  • U.S. Grant Library Co-Hosts Teachers’ Workshop with Mississippi Museum of Art By Meg Henderson
  • Staff Spotlight: Louis Gallo By Meg Henderson
  • Campbell to speak at 2016 Marszalek Lecture Series By Meg Henderson

Volume 2

Issue 1: Spring 2014 (.pdf)

  • USGA Members Gathered in St. Louis for Annual Meeting
  • Education and Entertainment at Contraband Camp Symposium
  • Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library Hosted Exclusive Documentary Screening
  • Presidential Exhibit at Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library
  • Historian and Editor Hubbell Spoke at Marszalek Lecture
  • Board Member Profile: Jim Bultema
  • Grant Family Collection Added to Presidential Library
  • Scapegoat of Shiloh by Kevin Getchell (book review)
  • A Journey to Nineteenth-Century Gettysburg

Issue 2: Summer 2014 (.pdf)

  • Editing Grant at His Library by John F. Marszalek
  • Historic Monument's Uncertain Future by John F. Marszalek
  • Aboard the American Queen from New Orleans to Memphis by Frank J. Williams, Ulysses S. Grant Association President
  • Is the National Park Service Necessary? by Timothy S. Good
  • Board Member Profile: Claire Telecki by Meg Henderson
  • General Grant in the Far East: April 30-September 3 1879 by Joseph Prezio, M.D., USGA Member
  • The Mountain Cottage That Made History by Tim Welch, President, Board of Trustees, Friends of Grant Cottage
  • Eicher Gives Large Book Collection to Grant Library by Meg Henderson
  • USG III Furniture Donated to Grant Library by John F. Marszalek

Issue 3: Fall 2014 (.pdf)

  • Editing Grant's Memoirsby John F. Marszalek
  • Grant in Mississippi by John F. Marszalek
  • New Face at the Grant Library by Meg Henderson
  • A Ball, a Beard, and a Bulldog by Meg Henderson
  • Restoring Grant's Detroit Home by Meg Henderson
  • In Brief: News from USGPL
  • The Canadian Connection by Keith Cross
  • Student Workers at the Grant Library and CPRC by Bailey Powell
  • Board Member Profile: Interview with Edna Greene Medford by Meg Henderson
  • The Organizations Behind USGA's Publications by John Marszalek

Issue 4: Winter 2015 (.pdf)

  • Letter from the Executive Director
  • Did Appomattox End the Civil War? by Frank Williams
  • Grant Library Co-hosts Teachers' Workshop by Meg Henderson
  • Graduate Student Interns Assist Staff at Grant Library by Bailey Powell
  • Board Member Profile: Harold Holzer by Meg Henderson
  • Top Ten Ways that Canada Fought the American Civil War by John Boyko
  • Galena to Commemorate Sesquicentennial of Surrender at Appomattox in April 2015
  • Submitted by Nancy Breed, Executive Director, Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society

  • USGA 2015 Set for Cattanooga by Meg Henderson

Volume 1

Issue 1: Spring 2013 (.pdf)

  • A Note From the Director
  • Look who's visiting us!
  • Meet Our Staff
  • Moving on...
  • Marszalek Lecture Series
  • Upcoming Events

Issue 2: Summer 2013 (.pdf)

  • 2013 USGA Annual Meeting Held in Georgetown, OH
  • Board Profile: Ulysses Grant Dietz
  • Donors Expand USGPL Collection
  • British Writer Visits Grant Presidential Library
  • Updates on the USGPL Staff: Publications, New Members, and a Fellowship
  • Recent Publication: Grant at Vicksburg: The General and the Siege
  • Book Review: The Union Forever: Lincoln, Grant and the Civil War
  • A Look Ahead: Upcoming USGA Events

Issue 3: Fall 2013 (.pdf)

  • "Lincoln: The Movie and the Man" Symposium
  • Grant Library Welcomes New Staff
  • Grant Library Associate Editor On Leave for Fellowship
  • Board Member Profile: Frank Williams
  • Historical Marker (re)Dedicated
  • New play "Grant & Twain" to premiere at Salt Lake Acting Company in February
  • Julia Grant World Tour Images Digitized
  • The Civil War 150 Years later aboard the Grand American Queen
  • Congratulations!
  • A Look Ahead

Issue 4: Winter 2014 (.pdf)

  • Julia Grant's World Tour Photographs
  • Ida Honoré Grant Correspondence
  • Ulysses S. Grant Association Honore with Lincoln Forum's 2013 Wendy Allen Award
  • From the Grant Library Archives: Frederick Douglass's Hair
  • Board Member Profile: Harriet Furst Simon
  • History and Genealogy at the Denver Public Library
  • Pulitzer Prize winning biographer digs into Grant collection for forthcoming book
  • The Meridian Campaign, February 1864
  • Welcome New Staff Writer, Bailey Powell
  • 2014 USGA Annual Meeting May 2-4
  • A Look Ahead
  • Updating our Records

October 1963 - July 1973

Index originally appeared in No. 4 (July, 1973)

Volume 1

No. 1 (Oct., 1963)

  • Introductory
  • Lincoln Speaks of Grant
  • Award to General Grant, 3rd
  • Grant in the White House
  • Grant on Golf
  • A Name for General Grant

No. 2 (Jan., 1964)

  • William Best Hesseltine
  • Grant at Shiloh
  • Grant Bibliography
  • News Notes

No. 3 (April, 1964)

  • Walt Whitman and General Grant
  • News Notes

No. 4 (July, 1964)

  • A Letter of Jesse Grant
  • What His Enemies Said of Grant (pt. 1)
  • News Notes

Volume 2

No. 1 (Oct., 1964)

  • New Headquarters
  • What His Enemies Said of Grant (pt. 2)
  • News Notes

No. 2 (Jan., 1965)

  • Grant and Longstreet

No. 3 (April, 1965)

  • News Notes
  • Grant at the Randolph House
  • What His Enemies Said of Grant (pt. 3)

No. 4 (July, 1965)

  • Three Doubtful Grant Letters
  • News Notes

Volume 3

No. 1 (Oct. 1965)

  • Adam Badeau on Appomattox

No. 2 (Jan., 1966)

  • General Grant and General Prentiss
  • News Notes

No. 3 (April, 1966)

  • General Grant at the "Carey Vespers"
  • News Notes

No. 4 (July, 1966)

  • An Incident of Vicksburg
  • William Augustus Post on Grant
  • Good News in Mattoon
  • News Notes

Volume 4

No. 1 (Oct., 1966)

  • Letters from Colonel Grant's Regiment

No. 2 (Jan., 1967)

  • Grant at San Cosmé
  • News Notes

No. 3 (April, 1967)

  • Grant's Early Years
  • News Notes

No. 4 (July, 1967)

  • Grant's Strategy in Virginia
  • News Notes

Volume 5

No. 1 (Oct., 1967)

  • Grant in Panama
  • News Notes

No. 2 (Jan., 1968)

  • Newton C. Farr
  • Grant as a Colonel
  • News Notes

No. 3 (April, 1968)

  • Thomas Wentworth Higginson on Grant
  • News Notes

No. 4 (July, 1968)

  • When Grant Went A-Courtin' (pt. 1)
  • News Notes

Volume 6

No. 1 (Oct., 1968)

  • When Grant Went A-Courtin' (pt. 2)
  • News Notes

No 2. (Jan., 1969)

  • Grant's First Newspaper Controversy

No. 3 (April, 1969)

  • Reminiscences of General Frederick Dent Grant
  • News Notes

No. 4 (July, 1969)

  • review of Bruce Catton, Grant Takes Command
  • News Notes

Volume 7

No. 1 (Oct., 1969)

  • Frederick Dent Grant at Vicksburg

No. 2 (Jan., 1970)

  • Grant and Lincoln
  • Grant by his Grandson

No. 3 (April, 1970)

  • Eyewitnesses at Fort Henry
  • News Notes

No. 4 (July, 1970)

  • An Interview with Frederick Dent Grant
  • News Notes

Volume 8

No. 1 (Oct., 1970)

  • Grant as Remembered by his Father

No. 2 (Jan., 1971)

  • The Early Life of Gen. Grant
  • News Notes

No. 3 (April, 1971)

  • Allan Nevins
  • Grant at Fort Humboldt

No. 4 (July, 1971)

  • A Conflict of Perceptions:
    Ulysses S. Grant and the Mormons

Volume 9

No. 1 (Oct., 1971)

  • General Grant Becomes an Author
  • News Notes

No. 2 (Jan., 1972)

  • Another Interview with Frederick Dent Grant
  • News Notes

No. 3 (April, 1972)

  • Grant Family Papers
  • The Grant Sesquicentennial
  • review of John A. Carpenter, Ulysses S. Grant.

No. 4 (July, 1972)

  • A Most Extraordinary Ordinary Man:
    Profile of an American Hero, Ulysses S. Grant
  • News Notes

Volume 10

No. 1 (Oct., 1972)

  • Grant at Shiloh: A Letter of William R. Rowley
  • News Notes

No. 2 (Jan., 1973)

  • William C. Carroll in the Civil War

No. 3 (April, 1973)

  • Grant and Absalom H. Markland
  • News Notes

No. 4 (July, 1973)

  • Farewell
  • News Notes