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Ulysses S. Grant
(1822 - 1885)

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1822 Born 27 April at Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio
1836 Grant attends the school of Richeson and Rand in Kentucky
1838 Grant attends the Presbyterian academy at Ripley, Ohio
1839 Appointed to West Point
1843 Graduates West Point, is assigned to the Fourth U. S. Infantry at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri
1845 Promoted to full second lieutenant, serves in conflict at Texas - takes part in capture of Mexico City
1848 Grant marries Julia Dent; assigned to Madison Barracks at Sackett's Harbor, New York
1850 Son, Frederick, is born
1852 Transferred to California; son, Ulysses S. Grant Jr., is born
1853 Promoted to captain
1854 Grant is ordered to resign due to charges of drunkenness; moves to White Haven with Julia's parents
1855 Daughter, Ellen, born
1858 Fourth child, Jesse, is born; Grant enters real estate business
1860 Begins work as a clerk in his father's store in Galena, Illinois
1861 Grant is made a brigadier general in charge of Federal troops in southern Illinois and southeastern Missouri
1862 Captures Fort Henry and Fort Donelson, victory at Shiloh; promoted to major general of volunteers
1863 Captures Vicksburg
1864 Commissioned a lieutenant general, named supreme commander of the Union armies
1865 Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia
1867 Grant agrees to be Secretary of War, ad interim
1869 Grant is inaugurated as the 18th President of the United States
1884 Mark Twain encourages Grant to write his memoirs
1885 Dies 23 July in Mount McGregor, New York
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