Birth: Point Pleasant, Ohio, April 27, 1822.
Marriage: St. Louis, Missouri, August 22, 1848 to Julia Boggs Dent who was born in St. Louis, Missouri, January 26, 1826. Julia died in Washington, D.C., December 14, 1902, and is buried in Grant's Tomb, New York, New York.
Children: Frederick Dent (1850-1912); Ulysses Simpson (1852-1929); Ellen Wrenshall (1855-1922); Jesse Root (1858-1934).
Home: Galena, Illinois; also a cottage in Mount McGregor, New York.
Education: Local schools, U.S. Military Academy.
Occupation before Presidency: Soldier; farmer; real estate agent; custom house clerk; leather store clerk.
Military Service: Commissioned 2nd Lt. in 4th U.S. Infantry (1843), resigned at Captain (1854), re-entered Army in August 1861 as Brig. general, became general in chief of Union armies on March 12, 1864.
Age at Inauguration: 46
First Administration: Vice President: Schuyler Colfax of Indiana, Inauguration March 4, 1869, The Capital, Washington, D.C.
Second Administration: Vice President: Henry Wilson of Massachusetts, Inauguration March 4, 1873, The Capital, Washington, D.C.
Occupation after Presidency: Retired; writer.
Death: Mount McGregor, New York, July 23, 1885.
Cause of Death: Cancer at age 63.
Place of Burial: Grant's Tomb, New York, New York.
On April 9, 1865, Grant accepted the surrender of Confederate commander Robert E. Lee, at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, ending the Civil War. Grant generously allowed Southern soldiers to keep their personal weapons and horses.
During his life, Grant lost all his savings to a crooked banker. To support his family, he wrote his personal memoirs, even while dying of cancer, and finished them 4 days before his death.
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