Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822–July 23, 1885)

About Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was an American military and political leader who rose from humble beginnings to become General-in-Chief of Union forces during the Civil War and, afterward, the eighteenth President of the United States.

Places on the Map

Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant

Point Pleasant, Ohio

Ulysses S. Grant was born here on April 27, 1822.

White Haven

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

White Haven was the family home of Julia Dent, Grant's wife. They lived on the property after they were married and while he was stationed at Jefferson Barracks, south of St. Louis.

Grant Schoolhouse

Ulysses S. Grant Schoolhouse

Grant went school here after his family moved to Georgetown from Point Pleasant.

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