- Eighteenth President (1869-1877)
- Birthday: April 27, 1822 (Friday)
- Birthplace: Point Pleasant, Ohio
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Date of Death: July 23, 1885 (Thursday)
- Place of Death: Wilton, New York
- Place of Burial: New York City, New York
- Cause of Death: Throat cancer
- Age: 63 years old
- Length of Retirement: 3063 days
- Religion: Methodist
- Party: Republican
- Birth name: Hiram Ulysses Grant
Ulysses S. Grant Offices Held
- Commanding General of the United States Army (1864-1869)
Ulysses S. Grant Nicknames
- Unconditional Surrender Grant
- Hero of Appomattox
- Uncle Sam
Ulysses S. Grant Pets
- Horses (some names were: Jeff Davis, Butcher Boy, Jennie, Julia, Cincinnatus, Egypt, St. Louis, Mary)
- Ponies (some names were: Reb, Billy Button)
- Dogs (some names were: Faithful, Rosie)
Ulysses S. Grant Personal Traits
- Height: 5 feet – 8 inches
Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
In every battle there is a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.
I know only two tunes: one of them is "Yankee Doodle," and the other isn't.
No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender. I propose to move immediately upon your works.
There are but few important events in the affairs of me brought about by their own choice.
The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
Let us have peace.
Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.
Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.
The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can, and keep moving on.
Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions.
Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.
Ulysses S. Grant Timeline – Family
- January 23, 1794 Jesse Root Grant (Father) born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
- November 23, 1798 Hanna Simpson Grant (Mother) born in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
- June 29, 1821 Jesse Root Grant (Father) marries Hanna Simpson (Mother) in Clermont County, Ohio.
- April 27, 1822 Hiram Ulysses (would later change his name to Ulysses Simpson) Grant born in Point Pleasant, Ohio.
- September 23, 1825 Samuel Simpson Grant (Brother) born in Georgetown, Ohio.
- January 26, 1826 Julia Boggs Dent Grant (Wife) born in St. Louis, Missouri.
- December 11, 1828 Clara Rachel Grant (Sister) born in Georgetown, Ohio.
- February 20, 1832 Virginia “Jane/Jennie” Paine Grant Corbin (Sister) born in Georgetown, Ohio.
- May 15, 1835 Orvil Lynch Grant (Brother) born May 15, 1835.
- July 30, 1839 Mary Frances Grant Cramer (Sister) born in Georgetown, Ohio.
- August 22, 1848 Ulysses Grant marries Julia Boggs Dent in White Haven, Missouri.
- May 30, 1850 Frederick Dent Grant (Son) born in St. Louis, Missouri.
- July 22, 1852 Ulysses “Buck” Simpson Grant, Jr. (Son) born in Bethel, Ohio.
- July 4, 1855 Ellen “Nelie” Wrenshall Grant (Daughter) born in St. Louis, Missouri.
- February 6, 1858 Jesse Root Grant (Son) born in St. Louis, Missouri.
- September 13, 1861 Samuel Simpson Grant (Brother) dies in St. Paul, Minnesota.
- March 6, 1865 Clara Rachel Grant (Sister) dies in Covington, Kentucky.
- January 29, 1873 Jesse Root Grant (Father) dies in Covington, Kentucky.
- 1881 Virginia “Jane/Jennie” Paine Grant Corbin (Sister) dies.
- August 5, 1881 Orvil Lynch Grant (Brother) dies in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
- May 11, 1883 Hanna Simpson Grant (Mother) dies in Jersey City, New Jersey.
- July 23, 1885 Ulysses Simpson Grant dies in Wilton, New York.
- December 14, 1902 Julia Boggs Dent Grant (Wife) dies in Edgerton, Wisconsin.
- April 5, 1905 Mary Frances Grant Cramer (Sister) dies in East Orange, New Jersey.
- April 12, 1912 Frederick Dent Grant (Son) dies in Governors Island, New York.
- August 30, 1922 Ellen “Nelie” Wrenshall Grant (Daughter) dies in Chicago, Illinois.
- September 25, 1929 Ulysses “Buck” Simpson Grant, Jr. (Son) dies in Los Angeles, California.
- June 8, 1934 Jesse Root Grant (Son) dies in Los Altos, California.
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Ulysses S. Grant Blogs
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