Ulysses S. Grant
A Union General
Positions before General
He fought in the Mexican-American War. He was a Colonel for the Illinois Infantry regiment at the beginning of the Civil War. He was promoted to Major General after securing the Mississippi for the North. He was appointed Lieutenant-General in March 1864.
Why he was important to the civil war?
Why was he important to the Civil War?
- Captured many building in the South
- Captured the Vicksburg stronghold in Mississippi
- Captured Ft. Donelson in Tennessee
- Received the surrender, of the South, from Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse.
Why is he important today?
He received Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. This ended the Civil War. He was the 18 president of the United States. He established the first National Park (Yellowstone National Park). He also established the National Weather Service.
- He was the first 4 star American general.
He was the 18 president of the United States after Andrew Johnson.