U.S. Grant

Ulysses Simpson Grant

  • Ulysses Simpson Grant PortraitBorn Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio

  • Graduated U.S. Military Academy, 1843

  • Served in Mexican War; garrisoned at Western Posts; attained rank of Captain

  • Resigned from U.S. Army, 1854

  • Farmed near St. Louis, Missouri

  • Came to Galena, April 1860; employed with two brothers in family leather store

  • Commissioned Colonel of 21st Illinois Infantry, June 1861

  • Promoted Brigadier General, August 1861

  • Promoted Major General, February 1862

  • Promoted Lieutenant General, March 1864

  • Made General in Chief of All U.S. Forces, March 18641980371a

  • 1864 Ulysses Simpson Grant Montage photograph Named Secretary of War, August 1867
  • Elected President of the U.S., 1868; Re-elected, 1872 *
  • Conducted Around the World tour, 1877-1879
  • Real Photo Postcard showing U.S. Grant family at Mine Sustained financial losses, 1884; recouped by authoring “Personal Memoirs”
  • Died at Mt. McGregor, New York, July 23, 1885; buried in New York City
    Grant's Tomb in Riverside Park, NYC

    Grant’s Tomb in Riverside Park, NYC

     Links to more information:

* Detailed Grant Timeline *

* Grant Leather Store Exhibit *Grant Leather Store Plaque