What were Ulysses S. Grant's hobbies and interests?
Grant loved horses and had an amazing gift at communicating with them. He could drive a team of horses when he was eight . His ability to break horses and manage hard-to-control horses was a local legend. He loved to see and ride a fine horse. He also loved to travel. As soon as he left office and had a little money he traveled around the world twice. As a student he liked to paint and draw but apparently lost interest in that as an adult.
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The 'S' is believed to stand for Simpson, which was his mother's maiden name. Some say it didn't stand for anything. It was just put there to indicate 'US', as in Uncle Sam, and also to echo his nickname 'Unconditional Surrender'.
His parents named him Hiram Ulysses Grant. He was mistakenly enrolled at West Point as Ulysses S. Grant and he never had the mistake corrected. So, that was the name on his army record. The S did not stand for anything
Prior to the Civil War he was a clerk in his father's tannery and leather store. He was a graduate of West Point and had seen service in the Mexican War under General Zachary Taylor and he was the President of the US.
Before becoming the 18th U.S. president, Ulysses S. Grant served asa U.S. general. He was also a commander of the Union armies duringthe late years of the American Civil War.
Grant's father was Jesse RootGrant (January 23, 1794 - January 23, 1794) He was a tanner and ran a leather shop and hardware store. Grant's mother was Hannah SimpsonGran t (November 23, 1798 -May 11, 1883 )
He liked Pickled Herring and was very fond of simple rice pudding. His meat had to be very well done. For breakfast each day, he ate cucumbers soaked in vinegar.
Georgetown, Ohio was Ulysses S. Grant's favorite place. This townwas extremely important to him because it was where he was born andraised.
yes he was really rich if you want to learn more go to www.granthome.com. yes he was really rich if you want to learn more go to www.granthome.com
His hair color is nut brown. Butsome people say its black. In pictures i have to go with nut brown.:D
Her maiden name was Julia Boggs Dent ( b. January 26, 1826 near St.Louis; d. December 14, 1902 at Washington, DC ) They married Aug 22, 1848 at the bride's home in St.Louis, Mo. They met through her brother who a West Point classmate of Grant.
He graduated at West Point and was appointed Second Lieutenant of the infantry. He participated in the war against the Mexico distinguishing himself in many fighting, especially in the seize of Mexico City. In the course of that campaign he was also appointed as Quartermaster, commitment he succes…sfully carried on for a long time gaining a precious experience in the logistics. In 1852 he was sent to the Pacific Coast, where he was promoted Captain. In 1854 he resigned from the Army. (MORE)
He was named Hiram Ulyssess but when he got to West Point he found that a mistake had been made and he was registered as Ulysses S. Grant. He made no known attempt to correct the mistake and it became his official name. There is speculation that he did not like the initials HUG.
Ulysses Simpson Grant was born Hyram Ulysses Grant. He changed it because he preferred U.S. Grant over HUG.
Grant's mother was Hannah Simpson Gran t (November 23, 1798 -May 11, 1883 ) .
Ulysses S. Grant had 4 children, three sons and one daughter. . Frederick Dent Grant ( born : May 30, 1850 - d. April 12,1912) . Ulysses S. "Buck" Grant, Jr, (born: July 22, 1852 - s.September 25, 1929) . Ellen Wrenshall (Nellie) Grant Sartoris (born: July 4, 1855 -d. August 30, 1922) . Jesse R…oot Grant ((born: February 6, 1858 - d. June 8,1934) (MORE)
Grant wore a private's uniform of dark blue, with stars sewn on the shoulders to show his rank.
Jesse Grant owned a tannery and leather goods store. He was quite successful in his businesses.
Ulysses S Grant's ancestors came from England before the Revolutionary War and settled in the area around Worcester Massachusetts where they lived for several generations before moving west to the newly formed state of Ohio in the early national period (early 1800's). Grant spent his boyhood in Ohio… before being accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point New York in the 1840's. Grant was proud of his English heritage and devotes several pages at the beginning of his memoirs to his ancestry. (MORE)
Well he was the 18th president of the United States and he was born on April 27, 1822.
Liberating Vicksburg - a truly creative campaign that is still studied in military academies. And saving the Army of the Cumberland from starvation by forcing a river-crossing at Chattanooga. His Overland Campaign, in the role of General-in-Chief, was less creditable. He had taken the hard decisio…n to end the system of prisoner-exchange, which meant the Confederates were bound to run out of manpower. But until that happened, he was outgeneralled by Lee all the way. (MORE)
don"t shoot until u see the whites of their eyes Actually, Ulysses great strategy was Continuous attack. Continuous, close contact, and close combat. When a unit was chewed up, it was rotated back and refurbished while other units attacked. Then it led the next attacks. A Union Officer told him th…at General Lee was a genius. Ulysses told him, "I will grab the buckle of this genius, and kick him, until this genius, his army, and his rebel nation is dead, and gone beyond recall." The US Army still studies Grant, NOT Lee. (MORE)
Grant's horse during the war was Cincinnatus. His favorite horse was Cincinnati. grant horeses name is still unknow Grant was said to have made this remark about naming horses, "You should never name an animal you might have to eat." But it this seems out of keeping with his close tie to horses. His… close emotional connection to these animals was marked by several people from his mother to an instructor at West Point. And this link mentions several with names from Kangaroo to Cincinnati, his mount in the statue at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. http://www.westernshootinghorse.com/wshcontent/2009/03/03/parting-shot-2/ -rb 9/17/2009 Cinncinnati cincinnati General Ulysses S Grant's most famous horse, which he used duringthe American Civil War, was Cincinnati (1860-1878 - 18yrs). This isthe horse most pictured in photographs and statues of Gen. Grant,and it is the horse he rode to the surrender at Appomattox CourtHouse (April 09, 1865). Grant had many horses over the course of the war...one of the most "beloved" was a son of the great Thoroughbred Lexington. This horse's name was Cincinnati... He also had two Arabian horses, Leopard and Linden. Three horses that survived the war and ended up in the white house were Cincinnati, Jeff Davis and Eygpt. (MORE)
46 years old was his age at his first inauguration in March of1869. . US Grant was born April 27,1822, so he was almost 47.
As an army commander, his policy was to destroy enemy forces instead of just occupying territory, and to pursue hard after a victory. As General-in-Chief, he saw his job as starving the Confederates of men by ending the system of prisoner exchange.
i think it was General Robert E. Lee . (my class is studying the civil war)
President Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant. Congressman Thomas Hamer mistakenly nominated him to the U. S. Military Academy as "Ulysses S. Grant of Ohio." At West Point, he adopted this name with a middle initial only. His nickname became "Sam" among army colleagues at the academy, since the initi…als "U.S." stood for "Uncle Sam". (MORE)
Grant was President of the United States a while ago, he also contributed to the Civil War. For more in debth answers, you can type in his name on Wikipedia.org
Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States. Thename of his favorite book is not known, but his favorite breakfastwas cucumber soaked in vinegar.
Grant was awarded the Army rank of General of the Army. was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, and was elected President of the United States
To change the fact of fighting and slaves and most of all diminish Robert E lee
Ulysses S. Grant was the 1th President of the United States. He ledthe union armies in the civil war, actively engaging in severalsuccessful battles.
Ulysses S. Grant did not have a favorite movie. Moving pictureswere still in their infancy in the 1880s when he died.
Ulysses S. Grant's greatest accomplishments as president was toprotect civil rights for African-Americans and fight Ku Klux Klanviolence. He also used his influence to pass the 15th Amendmentgiving protection for African-American voting rights.
He was a good family man, devoted to his wife and children. When he was stationed in California, he missed them terribly - supposedly the reason he drank so much, leading to his quitting the service. On the evening of Lincoln's assassination, Grant was wanting to visit his son at college, and this… is why he asked permission not to attend the theatre as the President's guest (and supposedly why the bodyguard was sent home.) When he was dying of throat cancer, after being ruined in a bank fraud, he hastily wrote his memoirs, to provide for his family after his death. They were surprisingly well-written and sold well. (MORE)
Grant's formal education ended with his graduation from the US Military Academy , usually known as West Point. Before entering West Point he attended local grade schools and spent a couple of years in nearby college prep academies.
huge part in the civil war , helped reconstruct our country, became the 18th president, and was a father.
Steady, unflappable, thorough. A basically simple man, who was also a good simplifier of problems. His conduct of the Vicksburg campaign displayed brilliant problem-solving skill under difficult conditions, both military and political. He was also remarkably modest - never felt important. When he …arrived in Washington to receive his commission as General-in-Chief, he wondered who all the crowds were cheering for. His judgment was not infallible, however. In the top job, he badly misjudged the big offensive at Coldharbour, and admitted that it should have never have been ordered. Perhaps worse was his mis-handling of the Battle of the Crater, during the Petersburg siege, which could have ended the war in one day. (The number of differing reports of this event would suggest a lot of blame-shifting.) He also engaged in long-running feuds with other generals - in particular his boss, H.W.Halleck, and the politician-in-uniform John McClernand, whom Grant was prejudiced against because he was not a West Pointer. Grant was a devoted family man. His early discharge from the old Army in the desert, due to drinking, can be traced back to his deep unhappiness at being separated from them. (MORE)
Ulysses S. Grant was a general in the U S army , also called the union army during the civil war.
Julia Dent - 4th cousin of James Longstreet, with whom Grant was friendly at West Point.
To destroy armies in the field, instead of just occupying territory, as his General-in-Chief, Henry Halleck, had ordered. When Grant became General-in-Chief himself, he adopted a strategy of attrition - ending the system of prisoner-exchange, so that the Confederates, who were running out of manpow…er, could not replace their losses. He then kept Lee on the defensive till his lines grew too thin to hold. (MORE)
Grant had two brothers who were . Samuel Simpson Grant ( Sep. 23, 1825- Sep. 13, 1861) . Orvil Lynch Grant ( May 15, 1835- Aug. 1, 1881) .
Yes, there are several Grant family group photos and pictures of the individual children. The related link is one good source of on-line pix.
Grant had never had any experience in civilian government and he tended to be too trusting of the people he thought were his friends.
His retirement was plagued by his ever-worsening throat cancer. In the end, he worked day and night - in terrible pain - to finish his autobiography to provide for his family after his death. It worked - his autobiography sold well, and his family was well taken care of.
After attending good private studies he was sent, reluctantly, to the West Point Academy, where he graduated in 1843, 21 in a class of 39, leaving the Academy with the rank of Second Lieutenant of infantry.
Noah Grant ( June 20, 1748 -Feb. 14, 1819) and Rachel Kelly Grant (? - April 10, 1805 ) were his paternal grandparents. John David Simpson . Jr . (1767- January 20, 1837) and Rebecca Weir Simpson (1760 - 1831) were his maternal grandparents.
After having dismissed from the Army in 1854, he worked as a clerk in his father's leather shop.
Grant was mostly successful. He had problems with his farm when he left the army. His presidency was marred by scandals which he was personally clear of. He lost most of his savings in a bad investment after he left office. He developed throat cancer which led to a painful death.
Mc donalds on a Monday in the moonlight with a side of Bacon. . . No one really know's
Grant was the commander of the Army of the Tennessee, before being appointed General Commander of the Western Front.