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Northampton Library hosts “Ulysses S. Grant: Friendship with President Lincoln” Feb. 20th

The Chicago Journal once published this exchange with a visitor who asked: “When will the army move?” President Lincoln responded: “Ask General Grant.” The visitor replied: “General Grant will not tell me.” Responded the President: “Neither will he tell me.”

What marked Grant for promotion by the President was the surrender and capture on July 4th, 1863, of Vicksburg, Mississippi, the last remaining Confederate citadel on the Mississippi River. From the Battle of Vicksburg to the end of the war, Grant was Lincoln’s man. President Lincoln’s confidence in General Grant was evidenced by his failure to demand Grant’splans.  The General’s responsibilities were overwhelming as were the President’s. Acting decisively yet ruffling few feathers in Washington, Grant helped win The Civil War by following his military instinct, his training, and the President.  General Grant and President Lincoln were both pragmatists – willing to do whatever was necessary to win the war.

Ulysses S. Grant, portrayed by living historian Ken Serfass,will lecture on his unique friendship with President Lincoln. This friendship is permanently stamped in the rich history of our country.

Portraying Ulysses S. Grant, Ken Serfass likes to use one of the president’s famous lines, “I know two songs, one’s ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy,’ and the other isn’t.” Serfass has studied Grant’s life for the past 45 years. Today Ken travels the country lecturing on various topics regarding Grant’s life and times. Join Traveling Literary Theatre at The Northampton Library, 25 Upper Holland Road, Richboro, on February 20th, 2019 at 7:00pm for a visit from Ulysses S. Grant as he discusses his friendship with President Lincoln.

Free registration for this event can be found here.