Ulysses S. Grant
Contributions to the Abolishment of Slavery, and Life Story
Ulysses S. Grant, born Hiram Ulysses Grant, was born on April 27, 1822, in the town of Point Pleasant, Ohio.
The Childhood Home of U.S. Grant
The home was actually very nice compared to others, it was made from refined wood, instead of the usual log houses. This was mainly due to Grant's Father's tannery business, where most of the family's money came in from.
Grant's Family Life and Childhood
Grant had a "Uneventful childhood" after the family moved to Georgetown, Ohio.
Grant, at the age of seventeen, was enrolled into West Point Military Academy, without his consent by his father. a clerical error listed him as Ulysses S. Grant, they thought Simpson was his middle name.
Life before the war
Grant had fought in the U.S.- Mexico war, and believed that it was unnecessary, and altogether, WRONG. "Generally the officers of the army were indifferent whether the annexation [of Texas] was consummated or not; but not so all of them. For myself, I was bitterly opposed to the measure, and to this day regard the war [with Mexico] which resulted as one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation. It was an instance of a republic following the bad example of European monarchies, in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory."
General Of the civil war
Grant caught Lincolns eye after he destroyed confederate forces at the battle of Pittsburgh Landing (Shiloh). He was promoted to full general and cheif of the Union forces and pushed Robert E. Lee to surrender, thus ending the horrific war.