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Ulysses S. Grant

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In office: March 4, 1869 March 4, 1877

Born: April 27, 1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio

Ulysses S. Grant - Trivia powered by ABEUlysses S. Grant, born Hiram Ulysses Grant, was an American general and the eighteenth President of the United States (18691877). He achieved international fame as the leading Union general in the American Civil War.

In 1868, Grant was elected president as a Republican. Grant was the first president to serve for two full terms since Andrew Jackson forty years before. He led Radical Reconstruction and built a powerful patronage-based Republican party in the South, with the adroit use of the army. He took a hard line that reduced violence by groups like the Ku Klux Klan.

Died: July 23, 1885 (aged 63), Mount McGregor, New York

Grant learned at the same time that he was suffering from throat cancer. Grant and his family were left destitute; at the time retired U.S. Presidents were not given pensions, and Grant had forfeited his military pension when he assumed the office of President.

Terminally ill, Grant finished the book just a few days before his death. The Memoirs sold over 300,000 copies, earning the Grant family over $450,000.

Ulysses S. Grant died at 8:06 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 1885.

Where is Ulysses S. Grant buried?

  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California
  • General Grant National Memorial, Manhattan, New York
  • Oakland Cemetery, Sag Harbor, New York

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Angels on your pillowGeneral Grant National Memorial, Manhattan, New York

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