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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885



  • Existence: 1822 - 1885

Biographical Note

A native of Ohio, Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) graduated from the U. S. Military Academy in 1843. He joined the Union Army in 1861. After leading Union forces during the Vicksburg Campaign (1863), he was appointed commanding general of the United States Army in March, 1864 and commanded the army through victory a year later. In 1868, Grant was elected the 18th president of the United States and was re-elected in 1872. Following his presidency, Grant travelled abroad, campaigned unsuccessfully for a third presidential term, and wrote his memoirs. He died in Wilton, New York.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Army of the Potomac Under General Grant

 Collection — Frame 1
Identifier: Art-058

Benjamin Franklin Butler Notebook

Identifier: Ms-1990-060

Handwritten book-length draft manuscript providing a very critical view of the military leadership and personal character of General Ulysses S. Grant. Attributed to Benjamin Butler, though evidence suggests a different author, possibly former Union Army Brigadier General Gustave Paul Cluseret.

Dates: [1865?]

Ulysses S. Grant Scrapbook

Identifier: Ms-2019-044

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings relate to Ulysses S. Grant, likely compiled by Henry Etter Starr.

Dates: 1885 - 1906

Interview between Grant and Pemberton

Identifier: Art-267
Scope and Contents

Relatively large gold frame

Dates: n.d.

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