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Michigan Dave
Muskegon MI USA
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Grant; A 3 part mini-series starting Memorial Day at 9:00 pm,
5/22/2020 10:46:43 PM
See it on the History Channel starting 5/25, at 9:00pm ! Here's the trailor! Comments??

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Regards,
MD
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Linda Hayton
South Williamsport PA USA
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Grant; A 3 part mini-series starting Memorial Day at 9:00 pm,
5/23/2020 9:00:25 PM
Think I'll listen to it don't think I can handle watching it. Watched the preview, where is the dirt, looks like the uniforms just came off the truck, which I'm sure they did. The guy who gets shot & falls unto the tent, swear I saw the rope that pulled him. Had hopes for this....sigh.
Michigan Dave
Muskegon MI USA
Posts: 6206
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Grant; A 3 part mini-series starting Memorial Day at 9:00 pm,
5/24/2020 8:01:28 PM
Here is what Gary Adelman, of the American History Trust had to say about, "Grant", I think it's at least worth checking out!?

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Also an interactive map of the battles involving USS Grant!

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Comments anyone??
MD

Definitely beats watching Bigfoot, or Paranormal stuff, on the History Channel!
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Michigan Dave
Muskegon MI USA
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Grant; A 3 part mini-series starting Memorial Day at 9:00 pm,
5/27/2020 3:18:53 PM
Anyone out there watching the 3 part mini-series on Gen. US Grant? I have found it very informative, many have short changed Grant with quick generalizations, like, he’s a butcher, a failure, alcoholic, not a great Civil War General, or President!? I feel this treatment cleared Grant of most of these negatives , suggesting he was the one leader the Union had that could keep our country together! I found it definitely worthy of watching!?

BTW, Tonight on the History Channel you can catch all 3 episodes, 5-7, episode 1, 7-9 episode 2, and 9-11 the final episode! So grab some beer, & snacks, and enjoy, I can think of worse things to do with your time??

If you catch it, feel free to comment or review it!?
Thanks,
MD
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Gregory C. White
Canton GA USA
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Grant; A 3 part mini-series starting Memorial Day at 9:00 pm,
5/27/2020 5:22:59 PM
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Anyone out there watching the 3 part mini-series on Gen. US Grant? I have found it very informative, many have short changed Grant with quick generalizations, like, he’s a butcher, a failure, alcoholic, not a great Civil War General, or President!? I feel this treatment cleared Grant of most of these negatives , suggesting he was the one leader the Union had that could keep our country together! I found it definitely worthy of watching!?

BTW, Tonight on the History Channel you can catch all 3 episodes, 5-7, episode 1, 7-9 episode 2, and 9-11 the final episode! So grab some beer, & snacks, and enjoy, I can think of worse things to do with your time??

If you catch it, feel free to comment or review it!?
Thanks,
MD


MD,

I watched the first two installments, and will see the finale tonight.

It definitely held my attention. I was concerned the commentators would be actors, politicians,
sociologists, etc. spewing their 21st century spin. With the exception of a Black gentleman identified
only as "author" (no books cited) , everyone else seemed to be credentialed in the war.

Grant had a grasp of the numbers and resources at his disposal, unlike his many predecessors.

Glad to see the "History Channel" returning to such programming, and hope to see more in the future.

Best Regards,

Greg
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Brian W
Atlanta GA USA
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Grant; A 3 part mini-series starting Memorial Day at 9:00 pm,
5/27/2020 9:53:53 PM
He likes his cigar a lot in that trailer.
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Gregory C. White
Canton GA USA
Posts: 328
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Grant; A 3 part mini-series starting Memorial Day at 9:00 pm,
5/28/2020 11:26:54 AM
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He likes his cigar a lot in that trailer.


He would have made Castro or Churchill envious !

Did he really smoke a cigar in the McLean House while Lee was signing the surrender papers ?


Greg
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John R. Price
Wilkes-Barre PA USA
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Grant; A 3 part mini-series starting Memorial Day at 9:00 pm,
6/4/2020 11:59:58 AM
Greg,

I agree its good to see the History Channel returning to this type of programming I just wish they paid more attention to detail and stop massaging the details. The Union didn't have World War I style trench's at Donelson and Grant wasn't with the army when the Confederates attacked and at Shiloh he didn't "gallop" from his HDQ to the front line he took a steamer because his HDQ was across the river. Then there is way too much detail missing from the Raymond-Jackson-Champion Hill segment and I didn't watch much after than.
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Gregory C. White
Canton GA USA
Posts: 328
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Grant; A 3 part mini-series starting Memorial Day at 9:00 pm,
6/4/2020 3:12:50 PM
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Greg,

I agree its good to see the History Channel returning to this type of programming I just wish they paid more attention to detail and stop massaging the details. The Union didn't have World War I style trench's at Donelson and Grant wasn't with the army when the Confederates attacked and at Shiloh he didn't "gallop" from his HDQ to the front line he took a steamer because his HDQ was across the river. Then there is way too much detail missing from the Raymond-Jackson-Champion Hill segment and I didn't watch much after than.


John,

Considering someone on the series called him the first "civil rights" president, they quickly glossed over his treatment of
Native Americans.

Unless I missed it, no mention of Grant's anti-semitism and excluding all Jews from his military department during the war,
a decision later overturned by Lincoln.

And wasn't he accused of seizing confiscated Southern cotton (technically Federal property) and shipping it to his father in St. Louis to sell at a huge profit?

Best Regards,

Greg

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