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  1. Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of War and Reconstruction, 1861-1868 by Brooks D. Simpson, 1997-02-26
  2. Ulysses S. Grant: Eighteenth President 1869-1877 (Getting to Know the Us Presidents)
  3. Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant, 2007-12-16
  4. Message From the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress At the Commencement of the First Session of the Forty-third Congress with the Reports of the Heads of Departments and Selections From Accompanying Documents (1873) by Ulysses S. Grant, 1873
  5. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Part Three (The Wilderness Campaign; Surrender at Appomattox)
  6. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Part One (The Early Years, West Point, Mexico)
  7. Abraham Lincoln by George Haven Putnam, 2007-12-19

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Born Hiram Ulysses Grant in Point Pleasant, Ohio, the future military hero grew up in neighboring Georgetown. He worked on the family farm and became skilled with handling horses. An appointment to West Point was secured through his father’s efforts, despite Grant’s lack of interest in a military career. He graduated in 1843 in the bottom half of his class, having impressed few because of his unmilitary bearing, but enjoying success with mathematics and horsemanship. His early tastes ran heavily toward novels and art. His first military experience was gained in the Mexican War (1846-1848). He initially served with the quartermaster corps where he gained a lasting understanding of supply issues, but later saw action. Grant would look back on the American military activities in Mexico with contempt. In 1852, Grant was assigned to Fort Vancouver in the Oregon Territory and later to Fort Humboldt in northern California. The climate's dreariness and separation from his wife and sons apparently led Grant to a dependence on alcohol , an issue that led to his resignation from the service in 1854.

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      Point Pleasant, Ohio Ulysses Simpson Grant was born (as Hiram Ulysses Grant) at Point Pleasant, Ohio, on April 27, 1822. He graduated from West Point in 1843 and served without particular distinction in the Mexican War. In 1848 he married Julia Dent. He resigned from the army in 1854, after warnings from his commanding officer about his drinking habits, and for the next six years held a wide variety of jobs in the Middle West. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he sought a command and soon, to his surprise, was made a brigadier general. His continuing successes in the western theaters, culminating in the capture of Vicksburg, Miss., in 1863, brought him national fame and soon the command of all the Union armies. Grant's dogged, implacable policy of concentrating on dividing and destroying the Confederate armies brought the war to an end in 1865. The next year, he was made full general. In 1868, as Republican candidate for president, Grant was elected over the Democrat, Horatio Seymour. From the start, Grant showed his unfitness for the office. His cabinet was weak, his domestic policy was confused, and many of his intimate associates were corrupt. The notable achievement in foreign affairs was the settlement of controversies with Great Britain in the Treaty of London (1871), negotiated by his able secretary of state, Hamilton Fish.

    65. Ulysses S. Grant: A Who2 Profile
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    ULYSSES S. GRANT 18th President of the United States Name at birth: Hiram Ulysses Grant Soon after birth, Grant's name was changed to Ulysses Hiram Grant; when he arrived at West Point military academy in 1839, he found that he had been registered as Ulysses Simpson Grant, and he never bothered to change it. A sloppy cadet but a great horseman, Grant went on to serve in the Mexican War. A failure as a farmer and a businessman, Grant soared to fame during the Civil War as President Abraham Lincoln 's choice as commander of the Union Armies (from 1864). After the war, Grant was easily elected to two terms as President, but his administration was tainted by corruption among his Cabinet members. He was succeeded by Rutherford B. Hayes
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    66. Grant's Memoirs TOC
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    The E. B. Long edition of 1952 was used, with [brackets] indicating factual information provided by Long. Chapter I. AncestryBirthBoyhood. Chapter II. West PointGraduation. Chapter III. Army LifeCauses of the Mexican WarCamp Salubrity. Chapter IV. Corpus ChristiMexican SmugglingSpanish Rule In MexicoSupplying Transportation. ... Chapter XL. First Meeting with Secretary StantonGeneral RosecransCommanding Military Division of MississippiAndrew Johnson's AddressArrival At Chattanooga. Chapter XLI. Assuming the Command At ChattanoogaOpening A Line of SuppliesBattle of WauhatchieOn the Picket Line. Chapter XLII. Condition of the ArmyRebuilding the RailroadGeneral Burnside's SituationOrders For BattlePlans For the AttackHooker's PositionSherman's Movements. Chapter XLIII. Preparations For BattleThomas Carries the First Line of the EnemySherman Carries Missionary RidgeBattle of Lookout MountainGeneral Hooker's Fight. Chapter XLIV. Battle of ChattanoogaA Gallant ChargeComplete Rout of the EnemyPursuit of the ConfederatesGeneral BraggRemarks on Chattanooga. ... Conclusion

    67. Grant Home
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    Ulysses S. Grant Home On August 18, 1865, Galena celebrated the return of its Civil War hero General Ulysses S. Grant. Following a jubilant procession with much flag waving and speeches, a group of Galena citizens presented the General with a handsome furnished house on Bouthillier Street. The house is managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency as the U.S. Grant Home State Historic Site. Grant in Galena
    Grant and his family arrived in Galena in the spring of 1860 and rented a small Federal style brick house (seen at the right). He had ended a fifteen year military career six years earlier, but had enjoyed little business success as a civilian. He hoped to reverse his economic misfortune by moving to northwestern Illinois, where he would work in the Galena store owned by his father and managed by his younger brothers, Simpson and Orvil. 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. They had customers in all the little towns in south-west Wisconsin, south-east Minnesota, and northeast Iowa." Until he left Galena in the spring of 1861 to serve in the Civil War, Grant and his wife, Julia, rented a modest brick home on the west side of the river for approximately $100.00 a year.

    68. US Presidents - Ulysses S. Grant
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    Grant worked in his father's tannery and on the family farm where he took care of the animals. In 1839 he went to West Point and excelled in mathematics. He later served as commander of the Union army during the Civil War and intended to teach after serving. His Presidency: Grant supported the rights of African Americans and opposed the Ku Klux Klan. His greatest achievement as president was the settling of the Alabama claims dispute with Great Britain. The United States was awarded $15.5 million for damages done to the Union merchant marine by a Confederate warship built by Great Britain. His Life: Late in the administration of Andrew Johnson, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant quarreled with the President and aligned himself with the Radical Republicans. He was, as the symbol of Union victory during the Civil War, their logical candidate for President in 1868.

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    Grant was now made major-general in the regular army and placed in command of the military division of the Mississippi. His next great campaign was for the relief of Chattanooga, where the beaten and baffled army of the Cumberland was beleaguered and reduced to deplorable destitution and impotence, being cut off from supplies and almost surrounded by the enemy. On October 23, 1863, Grant reached the place, and at Wauhatchie, on the 29th, was victorious in an engagement which opened Chatanooga to reinforcements and supplies. On November 23 to 25 the battle of Chattanooga was fought, and the Confederates were swept from Lookout Mountain, out of the valley, and from the crest of Missionary Ridge, in full retreat into Georgia. On the 9th of March, 1864, the rank of lieutenant-general was conferred upon Grant, and three days later he was put in command of all the Union forces. The national Republican convention of 1868, held in Chicago, nominated him for the Presidency on the first ballot, and he was elected by a large majority. Grant's career as President cannot be said to have been brilliant. He was a soldier, and had a soldier's directness and honesty, while to political arts and chicanery he was a stranger. He strove to put the civil service on a meritorious basis, but the politicians would not sustain him, and he abandoned the effort. He succeeded in reducing the national debt. During his first administration the

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    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. Rather than complain he lived with it. He was undistinguished as a cadet, and excelled only in horsemanship. He hoped for a posting to the cavalry, but when he graduated 21st in his 1843 class of 39 he was assigned to the 4th Infantry Regiment as there were no vacancies in the cavalry. At the conclusion of the war he served for a time in Mexico and was then posted to the West coast. He resigned from the service in 1854 amid rumors of heavy drinking and warnings of possible disciplinary action by his post commander. He was largely unsuccessful in civilian life. He failed at farming and in the real estate business. The opening of Civil War hostilities found him working as a clerk in the family leather goods store, run by his two brothers in Galena, Illinois. He began his second military career organizing and mustering in recruits. Restored to command following the fall of Corinth he was thwarted in his first attempt to seize Vicksburg when his supply base at Holly Spring was destroyed by Confederate cavalry. Over the next few months he made several attempts to approach Vicksburg, but was unsuccessful until he shifted his army to the south of the city. In a series of brilliant marches and victories he drove the Confederates into their defensive fortifications and began an ultimately successful siege of the city. With the capitulation of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863 he was placed in command of all of the Federal armies in the West. He raised the siege of Chattanooga and sent Sherman to relieve Knoxville.

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    Resources History Books UK Powells: History Best Sellers Posters US Presidents Posters Featured Site Union Army Webring Civil War Memoirs by Ulysses S. Grant, W.T. Sherman, Mary D. McFeely (Editor), William S. McFeely (Editor), Charles Royster (Editor) Hardcover Boxed Set edition (September 1990) Library of America; ISBN: 0940450690 by Al Kaltman "Ulysses S. Grant was a perceptive and surprisingly modern manager," writes Al Kaltman. "A pragmatist who learned from his own and others' successes and failures, he brought new dimensions to strategic planning. He was adept at seizing and exploiting opportunities as they presented themselves, and he boldly shattered paradigms long before the term paradigm had made its way into the management jargon." Kaltman uses Grant's military career, beginning with his enrollment at West Point through his early successes in the Civil War to his eventual command of the entire Union Army, to illustrate 250 basic principles of business success, from "Bureaucrats do the dumbest things" to "You can't stop the clock." In an afterword, Kaltman considers how President Grant failed to live up to the principles of teamwork and planning that led General Grant to victory, with a resultant career as chief executive whose legacy has been less than stellar.

    73. Ulysses S. Grant
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    Served as president from 1869 to 1877 Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), commanded the victorious Union armies at the close of the Civil War in 1865. His success and fame as a general led to his election as president in 1868. During his military career, Grant led his troops with energy and determination. He developed great confidence in his own judgment, and an ability to learn from experience. These traits also characterized Grant's political career. But the qualities that had brought him military glory were not enough to solve the nation's problems in the 1870's. Grant's enemies called him a poor president. Historians have generally agreed.
    Grant was the first West Point graduate to become president. A quiet, unassuming man, he had an almost shy manner and did not look like a leader. Grant's presidency was clouded by disgrace and dishonesty. Congressional investigations revealed widespread corruption in both state and local governments. Grant was slow to realize that some persons who pretended to be his friends could not be trusted. Several of his major appointees became involved in scandals. But Grant himself was so honest that few historians believe he could have been involved personally.
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    Grant remembered that black soldiers had fought to defend the Union. He tried to protect the rights of former slaves to vote, hold property, and have other privileges of citizenship. He also sought to correct injustices suffered by American Indians. But Grant lacked the political skills to achieve these goals of justice and reform.

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    Ulysses S. Grant was one of the greatest military generals and the 18th President of the United States. He led the Union forces to victory in the American Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio, on April 27, 1822. His father was named Jesse, and his mother was named Hannah. He had two brothers and three sisters. Top of Page Ulysses' Name
    Ulysses S. Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant. At Ulysses' birth, his family had not decided on what to name him. Eventually, each member of the family wrote a name on a piece of paper and dropped it into a hat. They drew the name Hiram Ulysses Grant from the hat, and that became his name. He was known as Ulysses to his family and friends. Top of Page Ulysses' Boyhood

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    This is one of the very best biographies that I have ever read. In addition to being written in a lyrical prose, it offers a much needed corrective to the withering, and unfair, historical portrait that Grant has been stuck with. Let's face it, here's what most of us know about Grant: he didn't do much at West Point, was a failure in business, drank his way through the Civil War, winning only because he was willing to kill his own soldiers, oversaw one of the most corrupt Presidential administrations ever and died. The most important previous biography, William McFeely's Pulitzer Prizewinning Grant (1981), took a sufficiently negative view of Grant that it did little to change, and even reinforced, these received truths. Like almost all misrepresentations in History, there are kernels of truth in the portrait, but it leaves out much and Perret is able to convincingly challenge much of the rest of it. Missing from that portrayal are Grant's fundamental decency as a man, his exemplary service in the Mexican War, his genuine strategic insight and at times nearly prophetic foresight (as when he offered to have a Cabinet member put his personal wealth in a blind trust), and his authorship of perhaps the best book written by a U. S. President (only Teddy Roosevelt can really challenge for the title), one of the great books of the 19th Century, his Personal Memoirs. Perret gives each of these the full treatment that it deserves and Grant's exceptional character and his control over his emotions and ego run like a leit motif throughout the book.

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    Road to the Presidency. top As commander of the army, Grant soon became enmeshed in the struggles between President Andrew Johnson
    The Presidency. top Only in foreign affairs did Grant have some success. He suffered an initial setback in the Senate, which refused to sanction his dubious scheme to purchase Santo Domingo. Thereafter, however, Secretary of State Hamilton Fish established a distinguished record by settling outstanding difficulties with Great Britain (Treaty of Washington, 1871) and keeping the country clear of the Cuban rebellion against Spain.
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    After retiring from the presidency, Grant took a long trip around the world. Returning in 1879, he became an unsuccessful contender for the presidential nomination, which went to James A. Garfield

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    , Civil War general and eighteenth president of the United States. Born in Point Pleasant, Ohio, Grant was a plain, unassuming product of the Midwest. His life was one of pathetically ordinary failure in everything save the waging or writing of war. The son of a tanner, he had no taste for his father's trade. He graduated from West Point in 1843 and compiled a solid record of service in the Mexican War, but his army career collapsed in the peacetime boredom of a long isolated tour of duty in northern California and Oregon. A drinking problem hastened his resignation from the army in 1854. Next he tried farming and real estate ventures without success. When the Civil War broke out in the spring of 1861, he was working as a clerk for his father in Galena, Illinois. Grant found his calling in the Civil War. The conflict energized him and restored his confidence. First commissioned as a colonel of the Twenty-first Illinois Volunteer Infantry, he was promoted in August 1861 to brigadier general of volunteers. He commanded the land forces that captured Fort Henry on the Tennessee River and Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River in February 1862. This was his first important battle and the first major Union victory of the war. Confederate armies counterattacked at the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862. Aided by timely reinforcements, a surprised and initially outgeneraled Grant was able to hold his position and force a Confederate retreat into Mississippi.

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    Running under the slogan Let us Have Peace, grant defeated Democrat HoratioSeymour. In 1884 the firm went bankrupt. So did ulysses S. grant.
    For much of his life, Ulysses S. Grant failed at every occupation he tried. But in the United States Army, his remarkable talents as a soldier and leader saved his country from falling apart. Born April 27, 1822, Hiram Ulysses Grant, as he was named, grew up in Georgetown, Ohio. His childhood was, he recalled, an "uneventful" one. He went to school, did chores, ice skated, fished, and rode horses, like other children on the American frontier . Grant's father, Jesse Root Grant , owned a tannery, but his son hated the horrible stench and the filth of the family business. From a very young age, Hiram showed a remarkable talent for working with horses. His father allowed him to earn his keep by plowing, driving teams to haul wood, and performing other chores. Jesse Grant realized early on that Hiram would never make it as a businessman. In 1839 Jesse sent the boy to the United States Military Academy at West Point, ignoring the fact that the small, skinny seventeen-year-old did not want to go. Upon his arrival at West Point, Grant discovered that there was no one by his name listed as a new cadet. But there was a U. S. Grant on the list. Rather than risk refusal, young Grant changed his name on the spot. Ulysses S. Grant was born. U. S. Grant showed little promise at West Point. Although relatively well educated, he studied little. He stood out in mathematics and horsemanship, which had always been his best subjects, as well as in art. He earned his lowest marks in French. Ulysses graduated 21st out of 39 cadets in his class. Like many graduates, he planned to resign from the military after serving his tour of duty.

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    Ulysses S. Grant, Jr. One of San Diego's most distinguished residents was Ulysses S. Grant, Jr., [second]* son of the famous military president. Mr. Grant was born in Bethel, Ohio, on July 22, 1852, at a time when his illustrious father was a lieutenant in the Fourth regiment, U.S. Army. Mr. Grant attended Emerson Institute, prepared for college at Exeter and took his A. B. from Harvard University in 1874 and his LL.B. from Columbia two years later. He was admitted to the bar in New York in 1876 and was for a time assistant U.S. attorney in New York, southern district. He married Josephine Chaffee in 1880. His wife was the daughter of Senator Chaffee of Colorado. Forced by ill health to seek a milder climate, Mr. Grant and his family selected San Diego and came here in 1893. In San Diego, Mr. Grant became interested in real estate. His faith in the future of the then sleepy hillside town was shown when he launched construction of the U.S. Grant hotel. Construction of the hotel was held up two years because of the financial difficulties caused by the San Francisco fire in 1906, but the project was completed, partially through funds obtained by the sale of Grant's memoirs. Mr. Grant had an intimate knowledge of his father's experiences in the White House inasmuch as he was secretary to his father, President Grant, for eighteen months during his second term. Mr. Grant was very active politically. He was a delegate at large to the G.0.P. conventions of 1900 and 1904 and a presidential elector in 1904 and 1908. He ran for U.S. senator in 1904 but was unsuccessful.

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