Ulysses S. Grant

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Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States and led the Union army during the Civil War.
On April 9, 1865 after four years of Civil War, approximately 630,000 deaths and over 1 million casualties, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, at the home of Wilmer and Virginia McLean in the town of Appomattox Court...
Liberating Western Tennessee and then the whole Mississippi by capturing the last Confederate stronghold on the river. Finding a way to get rations and supplies across the river to the starving Union army at Chattanooga. Masterminding the Overland campaign, while directing Sherman to take on Joe...
'Great', meaning highly successful - yes. If you mean 'Did he possess the quality of human greatness?' - no.
A simple character who was good at simplifying problems. A good judge of soldiers. Steady, unflappable, well-suited to a long war of attrition.
It was one of his dreams and he followed it
Ulysses S. Grant married Julia Boggs Dent in 1848
Ulysses S. Grant attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
A plain man. Stoic. Calm. Unflappable. Informal style.
Grant's birth name was "Hiram Ulysses Grant." When Grant was nominated for West Point, the application was made in the name of "Ulysses S. Grant" (nobody knows why this mistake was made). Grant adopted this name while at West Point, and was given the nickname "Sam" (U.S. = "Uncle Sam"). His mother's...
The 18th President of the United States was Ulysses S. Grant from March 4, 1869 to March 4, 1877
No. In office: March 4, 1869 - March 4, 1877 Died: July 23, 1885 (aged 63)
He didn't. When Hiram Ulysses Grant entered West Point a mistake was made and he was enrolled under the name of Ulysses Simpson Grant. He kept the name and later became known as unconditional surrender Grant or U S Grant.
His opponent in 1868 was Horatio Seymour from New York. In 1872 Horace Greeley, also from New York, ran against him. (Greeley died after the popular election but before the electoral college voted, so it might have been legally interesting if Greeley had won. ) Victoria Woodhull also ran in 1872,...
Ulysses Grant never heard of soccer, for the excellent reason that it did not yet exist. Civil War soldiers played a game that had evolved called baseball. A Union general, Abner Doubleday, wrote down the rules and is often credited with inventing the game, but just made a list of the existing rules...
18th presedent, had 4 kids, was a general of the union Interesting Facts: President Grant's real name was Hiram Ulysses Grant, but he didn'twant the initials H.U.G. on his belongings. The S. was made up atWest Point and he liked the initials U.S. He was riding his racing horse one day in downtown...
He was a great leader and wonderful man of God.
Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.
Grant was buried on August 8,1885 after dying on July 22.
Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant) (April 27, 1822 -- July23, 1885) was General-In-Chief of the Union Army of the UnitedStates from 1864 to 1869 during the United States Civil War and the18th President of the United States from 1869 to 1877.
no his nickname was unconditional surrender
He was President of the United States
Probably not. He died of throat cancer. Plus, he was a general.
Grant was president from 1869 until 1877.
He fought for the North or the Union army
Simplified the strategy (He was a great simplifier). No more side-shows. No more repairing railroads. No more occupying territory for the sake of it. Just two big campaigns. Sherman to destroy the Army of Tennessee. (He didn't) Grant to destroy the Army of Northern Virginia. (He did)
It wasn't a town. More like a hamlet - Appomattox Court House.
Technically, No he did not "Stop" the Ku Klux Klan. Though in 1871, he signed the "Ku Klux Klan Act"
Ulysses S. Grant's picture was first used on a $50 bill with the1913 series of $50 gold certificates. The portrait was added toFederal Reserve Notes the next year and has been there ever since.
By writing his memoirs - which did indeed sell very well, and deservedly so. He was dying of throat cancer, and struggled to finish the book, just days before his death.
Vicksburg. Pettersburg
Before the war, he was a demobbed Army Officer (possibly discharged for drunkenness) who tried farming, without success, and had to ask his brother for a job as a clerk in his store.
A Northerner, classified further as a Northwesterner.
Ulysses Grant, the 18th President of the United States was inaugurated for his first term March 4, 1869, and for his second term March 4th, 1873.
He did just that by taking the surrender of Robert E. Lee, and allowing Sherman's march across Georgia and he Carolinas, which ended the war. During Reconstruction, he supported amnesty for former Confederates, civil rights for blacks, and troops to be sent South to control the KKK.
After being forbidden to pursue the enemy, he was obliged to fight them where they had regrouped, at Shiloh Church, near Corinth.
while he was in the civil war it was a pickle soaked in vinegar
He was the Union Commander IMPROVEMENT In the early stage of the Civil War, as a Brigadier General and commander of the outpost of Cairo (Illinois), he learnt that the Confederate had occupied Columbus (Kentucky). Therefore the neutrality of Kentucky had been violated. He therefore took the...
It only happens in the dreams of those who save their old Confederate money in the hope that The South Will Rise Again.
Quite robust - despite a lot of drinking - until his second term as President, when he was swindled and ruined in a bank fraud. This is probably what brought on his throat cancer, and his last weeks were spent struggling to write his memoirs, to support his family after his death. He just managed to...
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, AND John Quincy Adams.
March 1864 - at last! Lincoln said "I can't spare this man. He fights."
It was Appomattox Court House, near Petersburg, Virginia.
Julia Dent, sister of one of his fellow-cadets at West Point. It was an exceptionally close marriage, surviving long periods of separation, and they had four children. The story goes that she could not get along with Mrs. Lincoln, and this is one version of why the Grants were not in the...
US Grant served in the Mexican War as a quartermaster, taking partin several battles including Monterrey and Vera Cruz, and twicebrevetted for bravery.
He died from throat cancer.
His father asked a senator he knew to fill out the paperwork so Ulysses could go to West Point. Because this senator didn't take time to ask he wrote Ulysses's name down wrong as Ulysses S. Grant. His real name was Hiram Ulysses Grant.
President: Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822 - 1885) Term: March 4, 1869 - March 4, 1877 Background: Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio in a log cabin. His parents were Jesse Root Grant who was from an English decent and a tanner from Pennsylvania, and Hannah Simpson Grant....
idk i herd that he drunk and i really dont know i was hoping to find a answer myself im related to him but i dont know
Grant was five-seven of a slight but strong wiry build. He had blue eyes and brown wavy hair. He sported a full beard by the time he became well-known, See the related link for a picture of Grant/
Yes. He was appointed General-in-Chief of all the Union armies in March 1864, displacing his old boss, Henry Halleck, who was demoted to Chief-of-Staff. Despite the long feud between the two Generals, Halleck recognised Grant's abilities and supported him well in the last year of hostilities.
Ulysses S. Grant was President when the nation experienced it's first "Black Friday" Wall Street crisis on September 24, 1869. The crash was caused by two industrialists, Fiske and Gould, who conspired to corner the market on gold.
No. The book is a military memoir, more-or-less a battle diary, reproducing certain letters and reports, but no speeches. The action ends in 1865, four years before he became President. Grant was not a great speechifier anyway. But you could regard the memoirs as a kind of speech in themselves.
During the first Battle of the Wilderness, Grant was seen to smoke 20 cigars from sunup to sundown. so yes Ulysses Grant did smoke.
Grant was president from 1869-1877. The year 1885 was the year of his death from throat cancer, probably brought on by stress, following a scandalous fraud - not involving him - at a bank of which he was a director. In his last weeks, he was struggling to write his memoirs, so that his family...
Grant died of throat cancer and was buried at the Famous New York mausoleum, Grant's Tomb.
Because he was a popular war-hero who had saved the country. He was also a man of shrewd judgment and trustworthiness.
Unflappability. Drunkenness. Special tenderness to his family.
He liberated the Mississippi (siege of Vicksburg), which ended the war in the West. He then saved the Army of the Cumberland from starvation at Chattanooga. His credibility was such that he was appointed General-in-Chief of all the Union armies in March 1864, replacing his old boss Henry Halleck,...
From 1860 to 1861, Ulysses S. Grant lived with his family in Galena , Illinois. He later moved to Springfield and Cairo in 1861 during the Civil War. In 1865, after the end of the war, he moved back to Galena.
Robert e lee was born in January of 1807 and Ulysses s grant was born in April of 1822. So during the civil war, Ulysses s Grant was younger.
The impact he had on American history was that he found a way to end the war...The general before him stopped attacking the South instead of just ending it...The Grant came in had the South running scared and kept going and going at the South until they surrendered
No, Grant lived many years. He was twice elected President of the United States and retired. Perhaps the question refers to Robert E Lee, who died 5 years after the end of the Civil War.
Liberating the Mississippi, and eventually taking the surrender of Robert E.Lee in Virginia, which ended the war.
He liked a drink or two - and if was one too many, Sherman used to cover for him.
Ulysses S. Grant was the name put on his paperwork put into West Point. (The senator that put them in didn't take the time to ask it seems).
To Sherman, he said "Make Georgia howl!"
Grant's first brief was to capture Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. He was ordered there by Henry Halleck.
grant did get married to Julia boggs dent and had four kids.