: Photographic reproduction of a drawing showing Ulysses S. Grant, captioned "The March from the Wilderness. Scene on the road to Spotsylvania C. H. May 9th 1864." Ulysses S. Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant in Point Pleasant, Ohio. Upon entering the United States Military Academy at West Point, he attempted to change his name from Hiram Ulysses to Ulysses Hiram but found that his name had already been mistakenly recorded at West Point as Ulysses Simpson Grant, which he never corrected.
During the U. S. Civil War, Grant was promoted to the rank of General and granted command of the Union Army by President Abraham Lincoln. After the victory of the Union over the Confederacy, Grant's popularity led to his election as the 18th President of the United States in 1868.
This drawing was incorrectly attributed to Ulysses Grant as the artist, but appears to be the work of Edwin Forbes (1839-1895). View on Ohio Memory.
: AL04526 Subjects
: Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885; Ohio History--Military Ohio, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Ohio--History, Military; Presidents--United States; Artists Places
: Spotsylvania (Virginia)