The Anointed Queen: A Story for Our Own Age

Upon appointing Ulysses S. Grant General of the Armies in March 1864, President Lincoln told him that procrastination from previous commanders and pressure from Congress and the people “had forced him into issuing his [Lincoln’s] series of military orders, some of which he knew were wrong, and all of which may have been wrong.” This on the authority of President Grant’s first-born son, Maj. Gen. Frederick Dent Grant.

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Where Were We?

For 2,100 miles from the shotgun seat this week, Vermont to Denver, my older brother corrected me each time I done wrong. He’s bossed me around since we were kids 60 years ago. He taught me how to drive. Some habits are hard to break.

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