How long was it until Ulysses S. Grant wife died?
The death of Julia Grant was about 17Â½ years after the death of Ulysses S. Grant.
Grant served in the Union army for a total of four years. Prior to that he was in the United States Army for ten years from 1843 to 1853 and resigned as a captain. Following the war he remained in the army until elected president of the US in 1868, and his total military service amounts to 17 years.