Ullyses C. Grant Receives Yet Another Award

A NOTE from Retd Group Capt. Kumar Kirinde, 15 January 2023, with highlighting being his work

It’s about a man who embarked on a military career and went on to become the Commanding General (CG) of the US Army and US President (demonstrates his strategic skills and competencies). When being the CG of the army, the  president has been almost impeached as a result of falling out with him (demonstrating his power). 1.5 million people have attended his funeral and his funeral procession has been 7 miles (11km) long (demonstrates acceptance by the people as a true national leader i.e. one who worked towards fulfilling their needs and aspirations). His image has appeared on the front of the US fifty-dollar bill since 1913 (demonstrates his value to the future generations) .

Coming back to the present day, at his 200th birth anniversary in 2022, in recognition of his service to the nation, a defence authorisation bill  has authorised to grant him a posthumous promotion to the rank of General of the Armies of the United States, the highest rank in the US military.

If you don’t have the time to read or at least browse through this 15 page document, suggest that you directly draw attention to the contents in pages 1 and 2 and the last four pages i.e. pages 15, 16, 17 and 18. 

Let Us Have Peace by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, depicting the end of Civil War in 1865. Created c. 1920. (Photo by VCG Wilson/Corbis via Getty Images)


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One response to “Ullyses C. Grant Receives Yet Another Award

  1. Piero Perondi

    Hi Good Morning,
    Yes ! General Ulysses Grant was a general of exceptional quality, and he was the main driver of the Union victory over the Confederacy, which began with the genial campaign to take Vicksburg, Mississippi.
    Politically I don’t know? A just and won war for the liberation of slaves? Did it then end politically with the beginning of the extermination of the Red Indians of the West which then continued indiscriminately even after his Presidency? Is there something wrong with this narrative? I think! With liking Piero

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