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Ulysses S. Grant: 18th U.S. President

Ulysses S. Grant also known as Hiram Ulysses Grant was born on April 27, 1822, and he grew up in Georgetown, Ohio. He was an American soldier and politician. Grant was not a standout in his childhood.



Ulysses S. Grant also known as Hiram Ulysses Grant was born on April 27, 1822, and he grew up in Georgetown, Ohio. He was an American soldier and politician. Grant was not a standout in his childhood. Grant was the son of Jesse Root Grant, a tanner, and Hannah Simpson. He is not interested to work in his father's tannery business, a fact that his father begrudgingly acknowledged.

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Ulysses S. Grant: 18th U.S. President

Ulysses was the one who served as the 18th president of the United States from 1869 to 1877, before this position, Ulysses S. Grant served as U.S. general and commander of the Union armies while the late years of the American Civil War. As president, Grant served with the Radical Republicans to the Re-construction of the Union while having to deal with crime in his jurisdiction.

Ulysses raised in Ohio, in his young age Grant owned an exceptional ability with horses, which helped him completely throughout his military career. When Grant was 17, his father decided to take him to join the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was graduated from the U.S. military academy in 1843 and admitted to West Point. During the Mexican–American War, Grant served with distinction. He married Julia Dent in 1848, and they had four children. Grant returned to his family after resigning his army commission in 1854 but lived in hunger for seven years.

He re-joined the Union Army in 1861 during the Civil War and led the Vicksburg campaign, which won control of the Mississippi River in 1863. Grant was promoted by President Abraham Lincoln as the Lieutenant General after his victory at Chattanooga.

During the high casualty Overland Campaign, Grant battled Robert E. Lee Petersburg for thirteen months. Lee surrendered to Grant on April 9, 1865, at Appomattox. President Lincoln was assassinated a week later. Grant showed gallantry in campaigns under Gen. Zachary Taylor in Mexican-American, War. He has later transferred to Gen. Winfield Scott's army, wherever he first served as regimental quartermaster and commissary.

Hating the work around the family tannery, Ulysses alternatively worked his share of chores on farmland owned by his father and expanded significant skill in handling horses. After retreating, Grant funded in a brokerage firm that went bankrupt, costing him his life savings. He spent his final days writing his biographies, which were published the year he died and proved a critical and financial success. Ulysses S. Grant dies of throat cancer (esophageal cancer) on July 23, 1885.

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