Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant Setting & Symbolism

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Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Where Grant was born.

West Point

Where Grant attended college.

Vera Cruz

Where Grant's troops took a walled city and then quickly moved on to avoid the possibility of catching yellow fever.

Detroit, Michigan

Where Grant was ordered to serve for about two years following his marriage to Julia Dent.

Slug

The name given the fifty-dollar gold pieces common in the San Francisco area that were not government issue.

Galena, Illinois

Where Grant was working as a clerk in his father's store when the first call for volunteers was issued.

Cold Harbor

Where Grant asked Lee for a truce to remove the dead and wounded from the battlefield. By the time an agreement was reached, all but a few of the Union wounded had died.

Chattanooga

Where Grant questioned a Confederate soldier before discovering that the man was actually a Union soldier.

City Point, Virginia

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