Ulysses S. Grant

By: Shelby Smith & Emma Zuar

Early Years

-He was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio

- When he was 17, he attended the United States West Point Military Academy

-When he was in school he did well in mathematics and geology, but excelled in horsemanship

- In his youth, Grant was shy and reserved and he took after his mother

- He did not want to become a tanner like his father

- After graduating from West Point, he planned to resign from the military after serving his mandatory first four years

Contribution to the Civil War

Ulysses S. Grant served as the Union Commander and General during the end of the American Civil War. He also commanded William T. Sherman to lead the famous ¨Sherman's March To Sea¨. He led the Union army to victory against the confederacy at the end of the Civil War!

Life After the Civil War

-After the Civil War, Grant became the Secretary of War under President Andrew Johnson

-In 1868, he was elected the 18th president of the United States

- Grant died on July 23, 1885 in Wilton, New York

- He was buried on August 8, 1885 at General Grant National Memorial in New York City

-His memorial was given in 1922 and is located in Union Square West of the U.S. Capitol building

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Interesting Facts

-Grant couldn't handle the sight of blood, it made him sick

-He chewed cigars and eventually got cancer, potentially throat cancer

-His real first name was Hiram

-Grant was actually very compassionate and used money that he could have used for himself, to free his own slave

-He received a speeding ticket for riding his horse too fast down the street, the police officer did not even recognize him