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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.

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Why did Ulysses S. Grant change his name from Ulysses S. Grant?

His original name was Hiram Ulysses Grant. He didn't want to or mean to change it. When he went to a military academy, they signed him up as that. Since then, he was known as Ulysses S. Grant.


Did Ulysses S. Grant change his name?

Yes. He was born Hiram Ulysses Grant.


Why did Ulysses S. Grant change his name from Hiram Ulysses S. Grant to Ulysses S. Grant?

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.


How did Hiram Ulysses S. Grant change his name to Ulysses S. Grant?

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).


His real name was Hiram Ulysses S. Grant How did he change it to Ulysses S. Grant?

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).


How did Hiram Ulysses S. Grant get his name changed to Ulysses S. Grant?

When he joined the military at West Point the clerk mistakenly wrote that his name was Ulysses S. Grant


Which US President's first name was really Hiram?

Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant.


How did Ulywsses Grant's name get changed to Ulysses S. Grant?

He was originally Hiram Ulysses Grant, but his family called him Ulysses. Then he enlisted in the war and was registered as Ulysses Simpson Grant , with his mother's maiden name after that he decided to leave it Ulysses S. Grant.



How did his name change to Ulysses S. Grant?

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.


What is Ulysses S. Grant's first name?

Ulysses S. Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant on April 27, 1822.


Full name of Ulysses S. Grant?

Hiram Ulysses Grant. It is frequently said that Grant's middle name was "Simpson." It was not. His middle name was "Ulysses" and he admitted that the "S" in his name stood for nothing.


What is Ulysses S. Grant last name?

Grant was his last name/


How did Ulysses S. Grant changed his name?

The name change was an accident. It occurred when he entered West Point and found that he had been recorded as Ulysses S. Grant. He made no effort to have it corrected so he must have liked it.


Why did Hiram Ulysses S. Grant changed his name to Ulysses S. Grant?

The name change was an accident. It occurred when he entered West Point and found that he had been recorded as Ulysses S. Grant. He made no effort to have it corrected so he must have liked it. He may not have liked so much being HUG.


What was president grants firs t name?

Ulysses S. Grant but was born Hiram Ulysses Grant.


How did hiram Ulysses S. Grant name get changed to Ulysses S. Grant?

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).


What was Ulysses S. Grants real name?

His real name was Hiram Ulysses Grant, but after a mistake of a senator filling out his paperwork to West Point his name was acknowledged by the US government as Ulysses S. Grant.


Is there a Ulysses S. Grant timeline?

Yes there is a timeline for Ulysses s grant. I know this because I research about Ulysses s grant.


Ulysses S. Grant party?

Ulysses S. Grant was a Republican.


How do you spell Grant's name?

You just did, 'Grant'. Or were you referring to 'Ulysses S. Grant'?


What presidents name was accidentally changed?

Grant was given the name Hiram Ulysses Grant at birth; however, a clerical error meant that he was nominated for West Point under the name of Ulysses S. Grant. He apparently decided it was easier to change his name than to fight the paperwork.


What is Ulysses S. Grant's real name?

Ulysses Simpson Grant was born Hyram Ulysses Grant. He changed it because he preferred U.S. Grant over HUG.


How did Ulysses S. Grant change his name from hiram?

A mistake was made when was he was enrolled at West Point and he was listed as Ulysses S. Grant. He did not particularly like his old initials of HUG, so he did not try to correct the mistake .


Who was the Great Union General who led his men to victory?

Ulysses S. Grant and his real name was Hiram Ulysses Grant.


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