a letter from President Grant
Did You Know?
• He was once fined $20 for speeding on his horse.
• He was a 39-year old clerk when he volunteered to fight for the Union.
• He apologized upon leaving the White House, not for errors of intent but for errors of judgment.
• Even though he had throat cancer, he finished his memoirs and had them published with the help of Mark Twain.
Key Events in the Administration
Ulysses S. Grant
(April 27, 1822 - July 23, 1885)
• First Lady: Julia Grant, Wife
• Wife's Maiden Name: Julia Dent
• Number of Children: 4
• Education Level: College
• School Attended: United States Military Academy
• Religion: Methodist
• Profession: Military, Farmer, Business
• Military Service: Full General
Public Service:Presidential Places
• Dates of Presidency: 3/4/1869 - 3/3/1877
• Presidency Number: 18
• Number of Terms: 2
• Why Presidency Ended: End of 2nd term
• Party: Republican
• His Vice President(s): Schyler Colfax, Henry Wilson
Methodology and Resources
Gravesite: Grant's Tomb
Other Sites: Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
C-SPAN in the Classroom
Papers: Library of Congress - Washington, DC, 202-707-5387
Presidents Programs from
• Programming includes:
• Ulysses S. Grant Life Portrait: From General Grant National Memorial - New York City, NY
Guests included: John Simon, editor, The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, and executive director, Ulysses S. Grant Association; Allan Ballard, history professor, State University of New York at Albany; Ulysses Grant Dietz, great, great grandson of President Grant and member of Grant Monument Association Watch | Order Videotape
• Pamela Sanfillippo on Grant and St. Louis Watch
• Geoffrey Perret, author, Ulysses S. Grant: Soldier and President Watch
• Frank Scaturro, author, President Grant Reconsidered, at the Montgomery County (MD) Civil War roundtable Watch
•100th anniversary commemoration of Grant's tomb dedication Watch
• Gordon Cotton and Terry Winschel on Grant and the Civil War Watch
• 1995 Washington Journal on Ulysses S. Grant Watch
• Mary Panzer, The National Portrait Gallery, on 19th century presidential photography Watch