Ulysses S. Grant
The Early Years
- Birth: Point Pleasant, Ohio, on April 27, 1822
- Studied at West Point Academy through 1839-1843
- Before the Civil War Ulysses served as a quartermaster during the Mexican-American War.
Contribution to the Civil War
- Ulysses S. Grant served as commander in chief of the Union army during the Civil War, leading the North to victory over the Confederacy.
- He also made Robert E. Lee surrender at Appomattox Courthouse.
Life After the Civil War
- After the Civil War he became the 18th President of the United States.
- Grant died on July 23, 1885 due to throat cancer.
- He was originally in tomb in RIverside Park, then moved in the General Grant National Memorial.
- He was born Hiram Ulysses Grant
- Grant received a speeding ticket by an officer who didn't recognize him while e was the president.
- He wrote memoirs for him being a General in War.
- Grant could've been targeted at Ford's Theatre if he accepted the invitation by President Lincoln.
- Grant could not stand the sight of blood which is weird since he was around death a lot.