Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant




Central E660 GR55



London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington


Ulysses S. Grant (1822-85) was born in Ohio, and attended West Point Military Academy, where he cemented his reputation as a ‘horse whisperer’. After graduation, Grant fought in America’s war with Mexico (1846-1848). In the 1850s, Grant and his family fell on hard times but after the start of the American Civil War in April 1861, their fortunes changed. By 1864, he was a General in the Union Army, and was in command of all Union Forces. In 1865, he accepted the Confederate Army’s surrender from Robert E. Lee. In 1869, Grant became the 18th President of the United States of America – the youngest ever elected to that point, and the first after the abolition of slavery. The engraving, as frontispiece, is by William Marshall (1837-1906), and is a good likeness.


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Ulysses Simpson Grant, “Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant,” | OUR Heritage, accessed June 25, 2024,