10 interesting facts about ulysses s grant
Who Was Ulysses S. Grant? by Megan StineUlysses S. Grant certainly does not have the typical war hero “back story.” Although a graduate of West Point, he never wanted to be a soldier and was terrified when he first saw battle. However, during the Civil War, after many Northern generals failed to deliver decisive victories, U.S. Grant rose to what the times required. He took command of Union forces, helped bring the war to an end in 1865, and went on to serve two terms as president.
10 Facts About Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant joined the West Point Military Academy at the age of 18 and he distinguished himself as a daring and competent soldier during the Mexican—American War , which lasted from to After resigning from the army due to a drinking problem, he faced financial difficulty for a number of years. He worked closely with President Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in In , Ulysses S.
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Facts About Ulysses S Grant - 18 US President
Today marks the birthday of Ulysses Grant, who played a unique role in American history. Scandal in the Grant administration and the battle over Reconstruction had led historians to rank him as one of the three worst Presidents. But in many recent surveys, Grant has escaped the bottom tier in presidential rankings. Hiram Ulysses Grant was stuck with the name Ulysses S. Grant due to a mistake by a benefactor on his application form to West Point.