Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States and led the Union army during the Civil War.

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How do you pronounce Ulysses S. Grant's name?

you-liss-eas

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Was Ulysses S. Grant assassinated?

No. He died of throat cancer in 1885.

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What did Mark Twain do for Ulysses S. Grant?

He helped him publish his personal memoirs which gave his family funds. He gave him valuable advice on how to negotiate for royalties.

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What were Ulysses S. Grant's military tactics?

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 manpower, could not replace their losses. He then kept Lee on the defensive till his lines grew too thin to hold.

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Were Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee best friends?

No. Grant was subordinate to Lee in the war with Mexico, and they knew each other from that conflict.

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Did Ulysses S. Grant replace George McClellan?

McClellan was replaced by Major General Ambrose E. Burnside on November 7, 1862, shortly after the Battle of Antietam.

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What was Ulysses S. Grant's dog named?

Faithful

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What does the S in Ulysses S. Grant stand for?

Sherman

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Who is buried in Grant's tomb?

The answer to this riddle asked regularly by host Groucho Marx on the game show "You Bet Your Life" as a consolation question is "no one"

Grant and his wife Julia are entombed in Grant's tomb but nobody is buried there. The coffins are not actually buried since they are not in the ground. The tomb is actually a memorial.

The National Park Service website says that Grant's Tomb does, in fact, contain the bodies of President and Mrs. Grant. Why the mix-up? Well, the old joke is "Who's buried in Grant's Tomb?" and the answer is "no one." Grant's tomb is a mausoleum (North America's largest, 150 feet high), which means that the bodies are contained above ground. In order to be buried, you have to rest underneath Mother Earth herself. So, nobody's buried in Grant's Tomb, but the remains of the Grants are there anyway.

The answer is U.S.Grant. The tomb stood empty for years before his body was re interred in it due to lengthy construction. So it was a running joke for years when the answer was "nobody!"

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How old was Ulysses S. Grant when elected to office?

Ulysses S Grant was 47 when he was elected President.

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Ulysses S. Grant favorite color?

Green

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Why is Ulysses S. Grant famous?

Grant won national fame by being the commander of the union armies that ended the Civil War. President Lincoln tried several commanders before Grant and the war dragged on and on. Grant knew what to do to end the war and the

people in the North were grateful. They made made a 2-term US president. After he retired he wrote his memoirs that are highly acclaimed and praised for their clear writing style and historical value. They were largely based on notes that he had written during the war.

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When did Ulysses S Grant die?

He died at the age of 63 on July 23, 1885. He was put in a tomb in New York overlooking the Hudson River.

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How did Ulysses S. Grant die?

Grant died from throat cancer, possibly brought on constant cigar smoking and by the strain of a banking scandal, in which he was innocent, but was bankrupted as a non-executive Director of the bank.

Union General and 20th President of the US (1869-1877), Ulysses S. Grant died of cancer. He died at the age of 63 on July 23, 1885 in New York.

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Did Ulysses S. Grant have children by a slave?

There is no evidence that he did However, he did oversee slaves at his father-in-law's farm in MO .

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Was Ulysses S. Grant a rebel a Yankee or neutral?

Grant was the general in command of all union (i.e. Yankee) forces at the end of the Civil War.

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How did Ulysses S. Grant take Vicksburg?

By ordering a cavalry raid down through the whole state of Mississippi, which distracted the attention of the Vicksburg garrison commander long enough for Grant to get his troops across to the East bank of the Mississippi, unnoticed.

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How many years did Ulysses S. Grant serve in the civil war?

He re-joined the Army as soon as the war started, and ended the war as General-in-Chief of the Union armies. So he served throughout the war.

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What battle field event damaged Ulysses s grants rising military reputation?

The first day of the 2-day Battle of Shiloh (April 1862), when his army was nearly pushed into the Tennessee River.

Grant himself was absent from the battlefield, accused by his enemies of being drunk, but in fact recuperating from a riding accident, and walking on crutches.

However, it is true that he and Sherman had both declared that there were no enemy troops nearer than Corinth, and so the Union army was taken by surprise.

Still, the second day of the battle brought an important Union victory, with the Southern commander (Sidney Johnston) killed in action, and it was the beginning of the end for Confederate hopes in the Western theatre.

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Did Ulysses S. Grant own slaves?

No

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Was Ulysses S. Grant fat or skinny?

skinny

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How much is Ulysses S. Grant 50 cent coin worth?

If you mean a 1922 Grant Memorial half dollar, two variety's exist. The first issue has a star above GRANT on the front of the coin and is valued at $580.00-$1,060.00 in circulated condition. The second issue has NO star and is valued at $60.00-$110.00 in circulated condition.

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Where did Ulysses S. Grant get his degree?

Grant graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point, NY, in 1843. At that time the Military Academy did not grant degrees. It was only decades after Grant was dead that the Academy retroactively granted all past graduates a degree, in 1933, and began awarding all graduates a Bachelor of Science degree. He was commissioned as a brevet second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

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What state did Ulysses S. Grant come from?

Ohio and Illinois both have claims on him. Grant was born in Ohio and lived there with his parents until he went away to college at West Point. He was living in Illinois when he joined the Union army during the Civil War. After the war he lived in Washington and soon began his campaign for president. After he was president he lived in New York and is buried there. He never held public office in any state.

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What color was Ulysses S. Grant's Hair?

Brown

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