Leadership Lessons from General Grant

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Horace Porter was General Ulysess S. Grant’s aide-de-camp during the final years of the Civil War and his personal secretary during Grant’s White House years.  In 1897, Porter wrote about his experience with Grant during the Civil War in a book titled Campaigning with Grant.  The book  has proven to be fairly accurate considering it was written 30 years after

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The Simmermans in the 1800s

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John A. Simmerman was the son of Rev. William Arehart Simmerman.  He was born in Wytheville, Virginia on August 18, 1798.  John A. married Margaret (unknown last name, 1802-1875) around 1819.  William D. Simmerman was born in 1819.  John A. appears to have owned property in both Virginia and Kentucky.  He has residences in both states in the 1820, 1840 and 1850

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