Ulysses Simpson Grant

NAME: Ulysses Simpson Grant (given name, Hiram Ulysses Grant)

BORN:April 27, 1822

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: born, Point Pleasant, Ohio (Clermont County)

OCCUPATION:

soldier, achieved rank of General of the Army

President of the United States,
March 4, 1869 - March 3, 1877
(two terms, Republican)
18th President

DIED: July 23, 1885

FAST FACTS:

WHILE HE WAS A SOLDIER:

During the War with Mexico Grant attained the rank of captain. He resigned form the United States Army afterwards.

The Civil War brought him back into military service. In 1861, he became the commander of an Illinois volunteer company. His unit fought at Shiloh. After being promoted to major general, Grant captured Vicksburg. Other battles included Chattanooga, and the siege of Richmond. On April 9, 1865, Grant received Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, Virginia. Congress appointed him General of the Army (four stars), on July 25, 1866.

WHILE HE WAS PRESIDENT:

Vice Presidents:
First Term: Schuyler Colfax
Second Term: Henry Wilson

Some Key Event:

The National Women's Christian Temperance Union was started in Cleveland, Ohio, November 18, 1874.

The first transmission of human voice on telephone was successfully carried out by Alexander Graham Bell, March 10, 1876.

U.S. Forces led by General George A. Custer were destroyed at Little Big Horn by Native American forces commanded by Sitting Bull, June 25, 1876.