Ulysses S. Grant Facts for Kids

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  • Name: Ulysses S. Grant
  • Profession: Military General and U.S. President
  • Born: April 27th, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio, USA
  • Died: July 23rd, 1885 in Wilton, New York, USA
  • Resting Place: General Grant National Memorial, New York, NY, USA
  • Legacy: Famous for being the 18th U.S. President and a general during the Civil War

23 Ulysses S. Grant Facts for Kids

  1. Ulysses S. Grant was an American military general and served as the president of the United States.
  2. Ulysses S. Grant is most famous for being the 18th president of the United States and the role he played as a Lieutenant General during the American Civil War.
  3. Ulysses S. Grant was born on April 27th, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio, USA.
  4. Ulysses S. Grant was the son of Jesse R. Grant and Hannah S. Grant.
  5. Ulysses S. Grant birth name was Hiram Ulysses Grant.
  6. Ulysses S. Grant married Julia Dent on August 232nd, 1848 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
  7. Ulysses and Julia Grant had four children, three boys and one girl. Their names were Frederick Grant, Ulysses Grant Jr., Ellen Grant and Jesse Grant II.
  8. Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer at the age of 63 on July 23rd, 1885 in Wilton, New York, USA.
  9. Ulysses S. Grant attended West Point Military Academy between 1839 and 1843.
  10. On May 9th, 1846, Ulysses S. Grant fought in his first battle. Grant led a charge at the Battle of Resaca de la Palma during the Mexican-American War.
  11. On August 5th, 1853, Ulysses S. Grant was promoted to Captain.
  12. In March 1859, Grant freed his only slave William Jones with a manumission deed. Grant freed Jones because he could bring himself to forcing him to work as a slave.
  13. During the American Civil War (1861 to 1865) Ulysses S. Grant rose in the military ranks. At the start of the Civil War, Grant was a Captain and by the end of the war he reached the rank of Lieutenant General.
  14. The Vicksburg campaign between late 1862 and early 1863 was a success for Grant. His forces were able to split the Confederate Army in half and gave the Union Army full access to the Mississippi River.
  15. On March 9th, 1864, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln promotes Ulysses S. Grant to Lieutenant General.
  16. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant defeated General in Chief Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Appomattox Court House on April 9th, 1865. This victory resulted in the surrender of Robert E. Lee’s forces and was the final engagement of the American Civil War.
  17. On July 25th, 1866, Ulysses S. Grant was promoted to General of the Army of the United States by congress.
  18. Between 1869 and 1877, Ulysses S. Grant served two full terms as the president of the United States.
  19. Between 1877 and 1879, Ulysses and Julia Grant tour the world. During their tour they visit several different countries, including England, Germany, France, Egypt, Russia, Poland, China and Japan.
  20. In 1884, Ulysses S. Grant is diagnosed with throat cancer about year before his death.

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