Friday, March 27, 2015

Grant hometown marks 'Peace in Union'

By April 1865, the nation’s bloodiest war had been headline news for four appalling years, but in Galena, Ill., people had reason to hope, and the reason was downright personal: One of their own was in command of the Union Armies — Ulysses S. Grant, Galena’s hometown general — and out in Virginia, he was pressing the Rebels hard. Starting April 9, this small town will honor Grant’s victory with 11 days of special events, and visitors are invited to join in. • Article

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