War's Relentless Hand: Twelve Tales of Civil War Soldiers (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War) by Mark H. Dunkelman, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0807131903/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_6xt0pb152MKDF
(Free Kindle Classic) General Ulysses S. Grant’s post-war career got a bad rap. He goes from being victorious Civil War general to the worst President ever and then passes from our view. But the last thing he did in life was write a great memoir, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant – Volume 1. He did it to save his family from poverty. This is a stunning book! It was popular at the time; a bestseller and a critical success.