Person:Hiram Grant (2)

     
President (Hiram) Ulysses Simpson Grant
m. 29 June 1821
  1. President (Hiram) Ulysses Simpson Grant1822 - 1885
  2. Samuel Simpson Grant1825 - 1861
  3. Virginia Grant1832 - 1913
  4. Mary Frances Grant
  5. Clara Grant
  6. Orvil Lynch Grant1835 - 1881
  • HPresident (Hiram) Ulysses Simpson Grant1822 - 1885
  • WJulia Boggs Dent1826 - 1902
m. 22 Aug 1848
  1. Frederick Dent Grant1850 - 1912
  2. Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr.1852 - 1929
  3. Ellen Wrenshall Grant1855 - 1922
  4. Jesse Root Grant1858 - 1934
Facts and Events
Name President (Hiram) Ulysses Simpson Grant
Gender Male
Birth[1] 27 Apr 1822 Point Pleasant, Clermont, Ohio, United States
Marriage 22 Aug 1848 St. Louis, Missourito Julia Boggs Dent
Death[1] 23 Jul 1885 Saratoga, New York, United States
Reference Number? Q34836?
Burial[1][3] General Grant National Memorial, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States


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Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American politician, soldier, international statesman, and author, who served as the 18th president of the United States from 1869 to 1877. During the American Civil War Grant led the Union Army as its commanding general to victory over the Confederacy with the supervision of President Abraham Lincoln. During the Reconstruction Era, President Grant led the Republicans in their efforts to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism, racism, and slavery.

From early childhood in Ohio, Grant was a skilled equestrian who had a talent for taming horses. He graduated from West Point in 1843 and served with distinction in the Mexican–American War. Upon his return, Grant married Julia Dent, and together they had four children. In 1854, Grant abruptly resigned from the army. He and his family struggled financially in civilian life for seven years. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Grant joined the Union Army and rapidly rose in rank to general. Grant was persistent in his pursuit of the Confederate enemy, winning major battles and gaining Union control of the Mississippi River. In March 1864, President Abraham Lincoln promoted Grant to Lieutenant General, a rank previously reserved for George Washington. For over a year Grant's Army of the Potomac fought the Army of Northern Virginia led by Robert E. Lee in the Overland Campaign and at Petersburg. On April 9, 1865, Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox, and the war ended.

On April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated. Grant continued his service under Lincoln's successor President Andrew Johnson and was promoted General of the Army in 1866. Disillusioned by Johnson's conservative approach to Reconstruction, Grant drifted toward the "Radical" Republicans. Elected the youngest 19th Century president in 1868, Grant stabilized the post-war national economy, created the Department of Justice, and prosecuted the Ku Klux Klan. He appointed African-Americans and Jewish-Americans to prominent federal offices. In 1871, Grant created the first Civil Service Commission. The Democrats and Liberal Republicans united behind Grant's opponent in the presidential election of 1872, but Grant was handily re-elected. Grant's new Peace Policy for Native Americans had both successes and failures. Grant's administration successfully resolved the Alabama claims and the Virginius Affair, but Congress rejected his Dominican annexation initiative. Grant's presidency was plagued by numerous public scandals, while the Panic of 1873 plunged the nation into a severe economic depression.

After Grant left office in March 1877, he embarked on a two-and-a-half-year world tour that captured favorable global attention for him and the United States. In 1880, Grant was unsuccessful in obtaining the Republican presidential nomination for a third term. In the final year of his life, facing severe investment reversals and dying of throat cancer, he wrote his memoirs, which proved to be a major critical and financial success. At the time of his death, he was memorialized as a symbol of national unity.

Historical assessments of Grant's legacy have varied considerably over the years. Historians have hailed Grant's military genius, and his strategies are featured in military history textbooks. Stigmatized by multiple scandals, Grant's presidency has traditionally been ranked among the worst. Modern scholars have shown greater appreciation for his achievements that included civil rights enforcement and has raised his historical reputation. Grant has been regarded as an embattled president who performed a difficult job during Reconstruction.

Married Julia Boggs Dent and had four children: Frederick Dent Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, Jr. (Buck), Ellen Wrenshall Grant (Nellie), and Jesse Root Grant.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ulysses S. Grant, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Hiram Ulysses Simpson Grant, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. Ulysses Simpson Grant, in Find A Grave.



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