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Sylvanus Cadwallader

Sylvanus Cadwallader was a war correspondent for the Chicago Times and later for the New York Herald, and was attached to General Grant’s headquarters from 1862 to 1865, where is said to have been involved in constraining and concealing Grant’s drinking. He enjoyed rare access to personalities (Lincoln, Sheridan, and Lee) and events (Vicksburg, Chattanooga, City Point, and Potomac).

Cadwallader's manuscript of Three Years with Grant was edited and annotated by Lincoln biographer Benjamin P. Thomas and first published in American Heritage in 1955, nearly a century after the Civil War.

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The memoirs of Civil War correspondent SYLVANUS CADWALLADER were recently discovered and edited by Lincoln biographer Benjamin Thomas