Ulysses S. Grant - Research Article from American Civil War Reference Library

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Born April 27, 1822
Point Pleasant, Ohio
Died July 23, 1885
Mount McGregor, New York

Union general who captured Vicksburg and defeated Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, ending the Civil War

Eighteenth president of the United States

"I have but one sentiment now. We have a government and laws and a flag and they must be sustained. There are but two parties now: traitors and patriots."

Ulysses S. Grant. (Courtesy of Colonial Press.)

Ulysses S. Grant was one of the greatest—and most unlikely—military commanders in American history. Prior to the Civil War, he struggled to provide for his family, first as a soldier and then as a businessman. But when the war began, he quickly showed that he was one of the North's top military leaders. During the first two years of the conflict, his victories at Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga helped the Union seize...

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