Ulysses S. Grant Biography

Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States. In 1865, as commanding general, Grant led the Union Armies to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. He then implemented Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with President Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant led the Radical Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African-American citizenship, and defeat the Ku Klux Klan.

Grant graduated in 1843 from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the Mexican–American War. When the Civil War began in 1861, he rejoined the U.S. Army. In 1862, Grant took control of Kentucky and most of Tennessee, and led Union forces to victory in the Battle of Shiloh, earning a reputation as an aggressive commander. He incorporated displaced African American slaves into the Union war effort. In July 1863, after a series of coordinated battles, Grant defeated Confederate armies and seized Vicksburg, giving the Union control of the Mississippi River and dividing the Confederacy in two. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Ulysses S. Grant
Full Name:
Hiram Ulysses Grant
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Military Officer, Politician, Soldier
Ethnicity:
Scottish American, Scotch-Irish American
Religion:
Methodism
Date of Birth:
April 27, 1822
Astrological Sign:
Date of Death:
July 23, 1885
Age at Death:
63
Cause of Death:
Esophageal cancer
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