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 MSN Encarta - Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses Simpson Grant was the son of a frontier family.
He was born Hiram Ulysses Grant on April 27, 1822, in a two-room cabin in Point Pleasant in southwestern Ohio.
Grant graduated in 1843 with a barely average scholarship record, ranking 21st in a class of 39.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761555289/Ulysses_S_Grant.html   (1182 words)

  
 Hiram Ulysses Grant
The Grants named their baby son Hiram Ulysses and moved soon afterward a short distance to the town of Georgetown, Ohio, where Hiram Ulysses lived for the first 16 years of his life.
Ulysses himself was throughout his life a quiet man, calm during crises, with a manner of unbuttoned informality.
Ulysses spent his 16th year at a boarding school in Maysville, KY. By the time he returned home, his father had decided to send him to school at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY., and had secured an appointment there with the help of a political acquaintance.
civilwar.bluegrass.net /OfficersAndEnlistedMen/hiramulyssesgrant.html   (384 words)

  
 Ulysses S. Grant
In 1861, Grant was appointed as a colonel of the Illinois Volunteers.
In 1867, Grant was appointed the interim secretary of war by Andrew Johnson, a move that sparked a confrontation involving Edwin M. Stanton, Congress and the Tenure of Office Act.
Grants most important victory came in July 1863 with the capture of Vicksburg, a key point on the Mississippi River, which enabled the Union to cut the Confederacy in half.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h102.html   (971 words)

  
 President Grant
Ulysses S. Grant was arrested for speeding while driving a horse and buggy in Washington, DC.
Ulysses Grant was elected to two terms 1868, 1872.
Ulysses Grant served in both Mexican War and US Civil War.
www.classroomhelp.com /lessons/Presidents/grant.html   (490 words)

  
 Ulysses S. Grant
Grant never cared a damn about what was going on behind the enemy's lines, but it often scared me like the devil." He admitted, and justly so, that some of Grant's successes were owing to this very fact, but also some of his most conspicuous failures.
President Abraham Lincoln described Grant's campaign as "one of the most brilliant in the world." He wrote to Grant that he had disagreed with Grant's tactics but added: "I now wish to make the personal acknowledgment that you were right, and I was wrong." Grant was promoted to the rank of major general.
Lincoln commented that "General Grant is a copious worker, and fighter, but a very meagre writer, or telegrapher." Despite his doubts about Grant, in March, 1864, he was named lieutenant general and the commander of the Union Army.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAgrantU.htm   (4871 words)

  
 Ulysses, KS
Ulysses is the county seat of Grant County and is located near the center of the county.  It's the largest town in a six county region and serves as a regional shopping area.
The town (and Grant County) was named for Ulysses Grant (1822-1885), Union general in the Civil War and 18th president of the United States.&; There is also a Ulysses in Nebraska, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Idaho; the one in Kansas is the largest.
Downtown Ulysses is big enough to provide a variety of shopping opportunities.  It's fun to go to an active and alive downtown.
skyways.lib.ks.us /towns/Ulysses   (278 words)

  
 Ulysses Simpson Grant
Ulysses Simpson Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant on April 22, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Ohio, where his father worked as a tanner.
In 1863, Grant secured the surrender of Vicksburg by crossing the Mississippi from the Arkansas side and working his was back up the Mississippi side through a series of battles at Jackson, Champion Hill, and Big Black River Bridge, and laying siege to the city.
In 1868, Grant was elected President of the United States on the Republican ticket and served two terms noted for slack administration and corruption.
ehistory.osu.edu /uscw/features/people/bio.cfm?PID=35   (717 words)

  
 Grant History One
Grant was opposed to the Mexican War, later calling it "one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation," but felt at the time he should serve under his flag rather than resign from the army.
Grant was given the Brevet (temporary) ranks of First Lieutenant and Captain respectively for his gallantry at Molino del Rey and the storming of Chapultepec.
Grant was generally an average student, but he excelled in mathematics and horsemanship.
www.css.edu /usgrant/granthist1.html   (985 words)

  
 Ulysses Simpson Grant Biography
The latter was born Hiram Ulysses Grant in Ohio but through confusion at West Point he became Ulysses Simpson Grant.
The best evidence of the changes that had occurred in warfare from Jomini to Clausewitz can be found in the campaigns of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant.
During Andrew Johnson's fight with the Radical Republicans in Congress Grant was in an awkward position.
www.civilwarhome.com /grantbio.htm   (1088 words)

  
 'Ulysses S. Grant' (washingtonpost.com)
This may have something to do with the war in Iraq; Grant's blunt, brutal pursuit of "unconditional surrender" and his understanding that war is not a halfway business look rather good to many who question the strategy and commitment of the present military leadership and the administration to whom it is accountable.
Grant [was] an authentic national hero, he had become a hero of a particular kind, one whose reputation transcended flaws and mistakes in judgment and failures as president."
Grant understood how to get men to do what he wanted them to do, and this quality led him to the victories that propelled him to his early fame.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A27478-2004Sep16.html   (950 words)

  
 American President
Grant was deeply haunted by the failures of his early life, and he was loyal out of all proportion to anyone who had ever been nice to him.
Grant was given a job that no one else would take; he was to make a disciplined fighting unit out of a rebellious Illinois volunteer regiment that no one had been able to tame.
Grant had lost his military pension when he entered politics, and at that time, there was no pension for a retired President.
www.americanpresident.org /history/ulyssessgrant   (894 words)

  
 News of Ulysses Grant's Death
Grant sat by the General the other members of the family kept either in the other parts of the room or on the porch, almost within whispering call.
Grant should be buried by his side, and recently suggested the Soldiers' Home at Washington for their final resting place.
A Brooklyn Grant Army Post, which Gen. Grant last visited and which is to bear his name, sent a request to be allowed to act as guard of honor from this place to the place of burial.
starship.python.net /crew/manus/Presidents/usg/usgobit.html   (9915 words)

  
 Ulysses S. Grant
Grant was one of three presidents to graduate from a military academy: West Point.
Grant was the first president to have both parents alive when he took office.
Grant was the second man in American history to be a Lieutenant General.
www.geocities.com /presfacts/grant.html   (252 words)

  
 OHS Places/Grant Schoolhouse
Hiram Ulysses Grant was born in Point Pleasant in April 1822.
Ulysses worked in his father's tannery and, from the ages of about six to thirteen, he attended classes in the little schoolhouse on Water Street.
Grant Schoolhouse is located at 508 South Water Street, two blocks south of State Route 125, in Georgetown, Ohio.
www.ohiohistory.org /places/grantsch   (173 words)

  
 Grant County, KS
The county was named for Ulysses Grant, Union general in the Civil War and president of the United States.
The Cimarron cutoff on the Santa Fe trail passed through Grant County, turned south and crossed the path of modern highway US 160 just east of Ulysses.
206 E. Grant Avenue / Ulysses, KS 67880
skyways.lib.ks.us /counties/GT   (483 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Ulysses S. Grant : Soldier & President (Modern Library Paperbacks)
Ulysses S. Grant is the key: he saved the Union, he fought for the rights of the freedmen during Reconstruction, he was always honest-though he did make his share of mistakes - and when he erred, he accepted the responsibility for his mistakes.
Grant's administration was not any more corrupt than the ones that succeeded it, but the fact that it was more corrupt than the ones that preceded it has caused it to be seen as extraordinarily scandalous.
Grant emerges in this nuanced portrait as a quintessential American: he is depicted as a restless rover perpetually in search of "movement, drama, adventure." Firmly situated in his time, he nonetheless seems a strikingly modern man. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/037575220X?v=glance   (3121 words)

  
 Ulysses S. Grant
Among the most cooperative was Grant, who gave Balling repeated opportunities to draw studies of him as he rode with staff officers to survey the situation in the forward lines.
Grant's popularity inevitably led to his election to the presidency in 1868.
Grant posed for this portrait shortly after he returned from a triumphant world tour following his presidency.
www.npg.si.edu /exh/travpres/grants.htm   (342 words)

  
 President Ulysses Grant: Health & Medical History
Personal Memoirs: Ulysses S. Grant (Modern Library War)
According to one historian, Grant's "peace of mind required that he be shielded from the complicated side of anything" [4a].
During the first Battle of the Wilderness, Grant was seen to smoke 20 cigars from sunup to sundown [3a].
www.doctorzebra.com /prez/g18.htm   (524 words)

  
 OHS Places/Grant Birthplace
Ulysses S. Grant was born 27 April 1822 in picturesque Point Pleasant near the mouth of Big Indian Creek at the Ohio River.
Grant Birthplace is in Point Pleasant, in Clermont County, just off of U.S. Route 52 about five miles east of New Richmond.
This restored one-story, three-room cottage, which was built in 1817, was next to the tannery where Grant's father worked.
www.ohiohistory.org /places/grantbir   (122 words)

  
 Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and his participation in the American Civil War
Born Hiram Ulysses Grant in Ohio in 1822 this future President of the United States became Ulysses S. Grant when a clerk at West Point wrote down his name wrong.
Grant served as regimental quartermaster during most of the Mexican War, but frequently led a company in combat.
In 1868 Grant was swept into the presidency by his success in the war.
www.swcivilwar.com /grant.html   (939 words)

  
 Grant Home
April 27, 1822: Hiram Ulysses Grant born at Point Pleasant, Ohio and was the son of Jesse and Hannah Grant.
On August 18, 1865, Galena celebrated the return of its Civil War hero General Ulysses S. Grant.
Grant was a clerk in name only; he spent considerable time away from the store, "travelling through the Northwest considerably during the winter of 1860-61.
www.granthome.com /grant_home.htm   (1126 words)

  
 Ulysses S. Grant Chronology
Grant ran the gauntlet riding on the side of his horse with one foot hooked on the cantle of the saddle and an arm around the neck of his horse.
Grant was breakfasting some miles away at Savannah, preparing to meet additional troops scheduled to arrive with General Don Carlos Buell, when he heard the firing and hurried to the front.
Grant's victory at the battle of Port Gibson gave the Union forces a firm footing in Mississippi and compelled the abandonment of the fortifications at Grand Gulf (May 3).
www.lib.siu.edu /projects/usgrant/grant2.htm   (9324 words)

  
 Ulysses S. Grant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grant was born Hiram Ulysses in Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio, 25 miles (40 km) east of Cincinnati on the Ohio River, to Jesse Root Grant (1794–1873) and Hannah Simpson (1798–1883).
Grant was the first general to attempt such a coordinated strategy in the war and the first to understand the concepts of total war, in which the destruction of an enemy's economic infrastructure that supplied its armies was as important as tactical victories on the battlefield.
Grant was initially angry at Thomas that his orders for a demonstration were exceeded, but the assaulting wave sent the Confederates into a head-long retreat, opening the way for the Union to invade Atlanta, Georgia, and the heart of the Confederacy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ulysses_S._Grant   (6838 words)

  
 Ulysses S. Grant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant in Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio, 25 miles (40 km) north of Cincinnati on the Ohio River, to Jesse Grant and Hannah Simpson.
Grant was the first general to attempt such a coordinated strategy in the war and the first to understand the concepts of total war, in which the destruction of an enemy's economic infrastructure that supplied its armies was as important as tactical victories on the battlefield.
Grant was initially angry at Thomas that his orders for a demonstration were exceeded, but the assaulting wave sent the Confederates into a head-long retreat, opening the way for the Union to invade Atlanta, Georgia, and the heart of the Confederacy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ulysses_S._Grant   (4316 words)

  
 Ulysses S. Grant Photo Gallery
This CDV shows Grant in 1863, the CDV on the right is courtesy of the Ohio Historical Society.
In six years, many people have sent Grant material for inclusion on the site or to have memorabilia appraised.
Peggy Fournier sent the photo of Grant's coat and the rare image from 1869 on the right.
www.mscomm.com /~ulysses/page173.html   (134 words)

  
 Internet Public Library: POTUS
News of Ulysses Grant's Death -- from Dead Presidents
Ulysses S. Grant -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
Ulysses S. Grant -- from The American Presidency
www.ipl.org /div/potus/usgrant.html   (428 words)

  
 Ulysses Simpson Grant
was born (as Hiram Ulysses Grant) at Point Pleasant, Ohio, on April 27, 1822.
Ulysses Simpson Grant.(Saturday)(The Rainbow Page)(U.S. Presidents) (The Washington Times)
Grant's dogged, implacable policy of concentrating on dividing and destroying the Confederate armies brought the war to an end in 1865.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0760603.html   (429 words)

  
 Ulysses S. Grant - MSN Encarta
Ulysses Simpson Grant was the son of a frontier family.
He was born Hiram Ulysses Grant on April 27, 1822, in a two-room cabin in Point Pleasant in southwestern Ohio.
Grant graduated in 1843 with a barely average scholarship record, ranking 21st in a class of 39.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761555289/Ulysses_S_Grant.html   (1189 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses Simpson Grant was the son of a frontier family.
He was born Hiram Ulysses Grant on April 27, 1822, in a two-room cabin in Point Pleasant in southwestern Ohio.
Grant graduated in 1843 with a barely average scholarship record, ranking 21st in a class of 39.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761555289/Ulysses_S_Grant.html   (1182 words)

  
 Civil War Photographs: Enlargement from Home Page
Ulysses S. Grant, officer of the Federal Army], Brady National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.), [Between 1860 and 1865].
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