Tag: john y. simon

  • Ulysses S. Grant’s Papers Online Courtesy of Mississippi State University

    Editor’s Note: This blog entry was originally posted at Beyond the Crater: The Petersburg Campaign Online.  It has been crossposted here at TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog. (Hat tip to Nick and Harry.) As many of you are probably aware, the Grant Papers moved from the care of John Y. Simon at Southern Illinois […]

  • Odds & Ends: July 25, 2008

    It’s been a little while since our last Odds & Ends, so I figured it was high time we took another look around the Civil War blogosphere and also skim through other Civil War related items of interest.  We’ll tackle the Civil War blogs today and have a bonus Odds & Ends on Saturday dealing […]

  • John Y. Simon Obituaries Begin to Appear

    Obituaries of renowned Grant scholar John Y. Simon have started to appear.  Hat tip to Brooks Simpson for pointing out the following links.  Brooks takes issue with the New York Times obituary, especially some of the comments attributed to Harold Holzer.  He recommends two articles coming out much closer to Simon’s home in Carbondale, Illinois.  […]

  • Grant Expert Professor John Y. Simon Passed Away Today at the Age of 75

    I was greatly dismayed to hear today of the death of U.S. Grant expert Professor John Y. Simon. Although I’ve lived within an hour and a half of the University of Southern Illinois in Carbondale almost my entire life, I never had the pleasure of meeting a man who by all accounts was as gregarious […]

  • Civil War talk Radio: December 17, 2004

    Air Date:  121704 Subject: John Y. Simon: Sober Grants and Rubber Lincolns Book: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, Volumes 1-28 (and continuing) Guest: John Y. Simon Summary:  Dr. John Y. Simon, editor of the Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, tells us what’s wrong with the way Abraham Lincoln is presented to the public. Brett’s Summary:  Dr. […]