Hiram Ulysses Grant (1822-1885), the 18th President of the United States of America

11Nov11

Ulysses S Grant was a famous military man and General who led the Union troops who helped win the Civil War, and on that fame was elected President of these United States.

He was born Hiram Ulysses Grant on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio.

Ulysses S Gran

He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, and served in various posts around the country, being a first hand witness to some of the most memorable military actions in American history. In addition to his role in the Civil War, he also served in the Mexican American War, Fort Vancouver in Washington state, and in the gold fields during Gold Rush in California.

He was a slave owner and married the daughter of a slave owner.

During his presidency, Colorado was admitted as a state, and his administration oversaw the creation of the Department of Justice, the Solicitor General, the Surgeon General, the National Weather Service and Yellowstone National Park.

He is descended from the Huntington/Lothrop family from the New London/Norwich Connecticut area, who’s history I was steeped in while growing up nearby in Ledyard.

President Hiram Ulysses Grant is my 7th cousin 6 times removed.

Relationship to Jerry Milo Johnson

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One Response to “Hiram Ulysses Grant (1822-1885), the 18th President of the United States of America”

  1. 1 erika degler

    i am a distant relative of ulysses s grant. i am trying to find him on my family tree but i believe he is a cousin. If you have any knowledge about his relation to a calvin grant please let me know.


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