Grant Rising

Mapping the Career of a Great Commander Through 1862

Hal Jespersen, James R. Knight

Date Published :
November 2015
Publisher :
Lombardy Studios
Editor :
Dana Lombardy
Series :
Map Study Series CW
Illustration :
46 maps, 4 orders-of-battle, and 75 photos, engravings and paintings
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ISBN : 9781940169019
Pages : 112
Dimensions : 11.25 X 8.25 inches
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Grant Rising is an inspired, one-volume summary in maps and text of Ulysses S. Grant's famous battles in 1862 - including Donelson and Shiloh - and also his early life, including his frontier and Mexican War service - as well as his minor engagement in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

Grant Rising features techniques that portray Civil War battles in a new way, such as shaded relief topography, giving the maps a three-dimensional appearance. Plus the use of different color tints to represent command relationships makes it easier to determine which brigades reported to which divisions and corps at a glance. Using slightly different shades of blue and red also allow for easy differentiation of many units on a single map, making the action easier to understand.

Grant Rising is a truly new type of map reference book as well as a remarkable history of Grant's early life and career through 1862.

About The Author

Since 2004, Hal has visited most of the major battlefields and contributed to Wikipedia as the principal author of about 250 Civil War articles and more than 200 battle and campaign maps, all of which are available for download at Hal developed a new style of maps for Grant Rising, including shaded relief typography and color tints to distinguish regiments, brigades, etc., and their command relationships. In addition to his free Wikipedia maps, Hal has produced more than 800 maps for publication in books and magazines.

Jim has written four books on Civil War themes, including The Battle of Pea Ridge, The Battle of Franklin, and The Battle of Fort Donelson, all published by The History Press. The Blog Civil War Librarian admired Franklin as “noteworthy” and hailed both Donelson and Franklin as “fine examples of clear and complete“ writing. The online site Civil War Books and Authors described Pea Ridge as “short form campaign and battle history at its finest.” Jim currently serves as a Historical Interpreter for The Battle of Franklin Trust.

Dana was an Associate Online Editor for Weider History Group, publisher of Civil War Times and America’s Civil War magazines, and now researches, writes, and designs through Lombardy Studios.Dana is also known for his nearly twenty television appearances, including multiple episodes of The History Channel’s “Tales of the Gun” series. He has contributed as an author, editor, cartographer, graphic artist, and designer on hundreds of books, games, and magazines, and was Publisher of Napoleon Journal from 1996-2000. He currently serves as the Senior Executive Director of the World War One Historical Association.


Grant Rising offers both a solid narrative summary and an appealing visual rendering of U.S. Grant's early Civil War career. One hopes to see the series continue onward.

- Civil War Blogspot, January 2016

"... an attractive and fairly priced military atlas that will undoubtedly please Civil War Buffs...Lombardy Studios will hopefully decide to publish follow up volumes that will take General Grant's career through the end of the war

- Journal of America's Military Past , November 2016

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