Ulysses S. Grant

General

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.

Interesting Facts

  • 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.

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