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Summary

Ulysses S. Grant (born as Hiram Ulysses Grant in Point Pleasant, Ohio, US, died in Wilton, New York, US) was a famous President from USA, who lived between April 27, 1822 and July 23, 1885. He became 63 years old.

Biography

Ulysses Grant was U.S. 18 President (1869-1877). He had made his mark as the general for the northern states during the Civil War.

Grant is considered one of the greatest generals in U.S. history, but his term was chaotic, marked by several scandals and corruption. Although Grant personally had nothing to do with corruption, he was criticized for not able to stop this.

He was the oldest of six siblings and was originally named Hiram Ulysses Grant. When he joined the army, he changed the name to avoid being called "Hug". In 1848 he married Julia Boggs Dent. They had four children.

In the army he was known as a skilled rider and also as someone who had great knowledge of mathematics. He gradually rose in the officer ranks. He was also known as someone who drank. Moreover, he smoked a lot every day. In July 1854, he resigned as captain in the Army and made his living, without much success, as a civilian until the Civil War began in 1861.

At the outbreak of war he set up a volunteer regiment and became its colonel. He later became general and triumphed in the attack on Fort Henry and Fort Donelson in February 1862. In April 1862 he defeated a rebel army at Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing), and continued its offensive in Tennessee. In July 1863 he captured Vicksburg. He then participated in the Battle of Chattanooga. 10. March 1864 he was appointed generall°ytant and commander of the Union army. He organized a war in which the South was attacked on several fronts simultaneously. Particularly important was General Sherman's capture of Atlanta in 1864 and his march through Georgia and the Carolinas to the sea. Grant himself led the soldiers in the east and fought successfully against General Robert E. Lee as he forced the surrender at Appomattox in 1865.

When he became president, he was the youngest until then that got the job. His presidency was marked by his desire to build up the country. He also provided to improve conditions for blacks. He also supported amnesty for the Confederation leaders.

After his term, he embarked on a two-year worldwide journey, where he visited Norway in July 1878. Grant made an unsuccessful attempt to win the Republican nomination in 1880. He then moved to New York where he was eventually awarded both financial difficulties and health problems. He had contracted a throat disease was eventually diagnosed as cancer. He started to write his memoirs, which today is seen as excellent descriptions of military operations from an officer himself.

Later he moved with his family to a cottage in Mount McGregor. Here he died a month later.

In 1897, he and his wife received a mausoleum in New York, which is a major attraction.

He was a friend of Mark Twain.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 22 quotes who is written / told by Ulysses, under the main topic War.

Related authors: George Crook, Mark Twain, Robert E. Lee

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_S._Grant

Famous quotes by Ulysses S. Grant (22)


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"There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword"
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"The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity"
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"The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on"
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"No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender. I propose to move immediately upon your works"
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"Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions"
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"My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent"
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"Let us have peace"
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"Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate"
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"Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor"
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"It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training"
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"In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins"
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"If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back"
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"If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail"
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"I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer"
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"I know only two tunes: one of them is "Yankee Doodle," and the other isn't"
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"I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution"
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"I have never advocated war except as a means of peace"
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"I have made it a rule of my life to trust a man long after other people gave him up, but I don't see how I can ever trust any human being again"
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"I appreciate the fact, and am proud of it, that the attentions I am receiving are intended more for our country than for me personally"
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"Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future"
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"Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished"
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"Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace"


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