Ulysses S. Grant

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Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. GrantBy: Lucy Golovina Ulysses Simpson Grant was born as Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He was the first child of Hannah Simpson Grant and Jesse Root Grant. His father was successful in business. He was a tanner. When he was 17, his father enrolled him at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Once Grant graduated, he was stationed in St. Louis, Missouri where he met Julia Dent. In 1844 Grant proposed to Julia Dent. Grant got shipped for duty before the two were wedded. Four years later, once he got back and they got married. Over the course of six years, the couple had four children. Grant graduated from West Point and then fought in the Mexican-American war. This was from 1846-1848. Grant was a determined and aggressive military commander. He fought in the Civil War. Around this time, Grant was promoted by President Abraham Lincoln to lieutenant general and commander of all Union armies. Near the end of the civil war, Grant led part of the Union to defeat the Confederates. Once the war was over, he was seen as a great hero. Grant was the 18th president in 1868. He served two terms as president. Grant was politically inexperienced and very young. He was 46 years old when he served. During this, he was stabilizing the country. Though he did some good things as president, he was not the best there was and did not get a chance to serve a third year. Once Grant left the office, he had a lack of success and financially struggled. He became a partner at a financial firm with Ferdinand Ward. His partner embezzled investors’ money. The firm went bankrupt in 1884 and so did Grant. Also in 1884 Grant learned that he had throat cancer. Grant began selling short articles all about his life. Then he created a contract with a friend, Mark Twain to publish his memoirs. His copies sold as classic American literature. They sold about 300,000 copies of the two-volume set. It was very successful. This work eared his family about $450,000. At the age of 63, Grant died July 23, 1885. He died at Mount McGregor, New York. He is now buried in New York City. When he passed away, his memoirs just started publishing. Grant lived a short life that had many ups and downs.


1822 - Birth 1843 - Graduates from the U.S. Military Academy 1843 - Grant is assigned to the largest military post. 1844-1846 - Grant is in the Mexican-American War. 1861 - He joins the army again. 1885 - He finishes his memoirs of the Civil War. 1885 - Death

He helped win the civil war.He became president.He got married and had four kids.

Lasting Impact

Ulysses captured Vicksburg in the Civil War.


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Ulysses S. Grant



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