Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant - Chapters 1 through 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 1 through 14 Summary and Analysis

In chapter one, Ulysses S. Grant detailed his parentage. His mother was Hannah Simpson and her family was from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and he knew little about her parentage. Grant's father, Jesse R. Grant, was the third son of his family. Grant's parents, Jesse and Hannah, married in 1822 and lived at Point Pleasant, Ohio, when Grant was born. A year later the family moved to Georgetown and lived there until Grant left to attend West Point. Jesse was insistent when it came to Grant's education. In chapter two, Grant discovered that he was to attend West Point. Grant objected, but only because he feared he couldn't pass. He took a leisurely trip to the school in May and easily passed the admission test but still didn't expect to graduate. He wasn't happy with the military lifestyle and had no...

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