18. Ulysses S. Grant

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“Unconditional Surrender”

  • Full Name: Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant)
  • Years in Office: 1869–1877
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Nicknames: “Unconditional Surrender,” “Hero of Appomattox,” “Useless”
  • Age at Inauguration: 46
  • Vice Presidents: Schuyler Colfax (first term); Henry Wilson (second term)
  • Birth: April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio
  • Death: July 23, 1885 in Mount McGregor, New York
  • Place of Burial: Grant’s Tomb – New York City, New York
  • Height: 5’8”
  • Ancestry: English-Scotch
  • Father: Jesse Root Grant (1794–1873); Leather tanner
  • Mother: Hannah Simpson Grant (1798–1883)
  • Wife: Julia Boggs Dent (January 26, 1826 – December 14, 1902)
  • Marriage: August 22, 1848 in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Children: Frederick Dent (1850–1912); Ulysses Simpson (1852–1929); Ellen Wrenshall (1855–1922); Jesse Root (1858–1934)
  • Homes: Hardscrabble – St. Louis, Missouri; White Haven – St. Louis, Missouri; Grant Home – Galena, Illinois
  • Education: Local schools; Graduated from West Point (1843)
  • Religious Affiliation: Methodist
  • Military Service: Yes
  • Career:
    • Captain, U.S. Army in Mexican War (1846–1848)
    • U.S. Army Officer in Oregon and California (1848–1854)
    • Farmer, real estate dealer, clerk (1854–1861)
    • General in Chief of Union Army – Civil War  (1861–1865)
    • President (1869–1877)
    • Partner in brokerage firm in New York (1880–1884)
    • Writer
  • Writings: Personal Memoirs; Papers

 

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The Working-Man’s Banner, lithograph published by Currier & Ives, c. 1872

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