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General Information

Name:  Ulysses S. Grant  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: April 27, 1822 in Point Plesant, Ohio

Died: July 23, 1885 in Mount McGregor, New York

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Illinois Connection

Lived in Galena, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Ulysses S. Grant was the eighteenth President of the United States. He was the best known Union general of the Civil War. he worked in Missouri as a real estate salesman, a farmer, and an agent in a customhouse. His father had a leather goods store in Galena, Illinois, where he accepted a job as a clerk in 1860.

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Titles At Your Library

Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
ISBN: 1602069182

Cosimo Classics. 2007

Completed just days before his death and hailed by Mark Twain as "the most remarkable work of its kind since the Commentaries of Julius Caesar," this is the now-legendary autobiography of ULYSSES SIMPSON GRANT (1822-1885), 18th president of the United States and the Union general who led the North to victory in the Civil War. Though Grant opens with tales of his boyhood, his education at West Point, and his early military career in the Mexican-American war of the 1840s, it is Grant's intimate observations on the conduct of the Civil War, which make up the bulk of the work, that have made this required reading for history students, military strategists, and Civil War buffs alike. This unabridged edition features all the material that was originally published in two volumes in 1885 and 1886, including maps, illustrations, and the text of Grant's July 1865 report to Washington on the state of the armies under his command.