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Waugh to explore the ‘truthful history’ of Civil War

Waugh to explore the ‘truthful history’ of Civil War

It was the summer of 1885, and Ulysses S. Grant was dying.

Penniless and ravaged with terminal throat cancer, Grant took a northbound train from his home in New York City to supporter Joseph W. Drexel’s Adirondack cottage in Wilton, N.Y. It was in an old wicker chair on Drexel’s porch that former President Grant would spend his final days, drafting his memoirs at a furious pace.