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'Cadet Grant at West Point' illustration
Description: Illustrations of scenes from the life of Ulysses S. Grant while attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, published in "A Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant" by Albert Deane Richardson in 1885. they are: "The South Barracks," "The Big Leap," "Academy Building," The North Barracks," and "The Mess Hall." Ulysses S. Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant in Point Pleasant, Ohio. 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. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04557
Subjects: Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Ohio--History, Military; Presidents--United States; West Point (Military academy)
Places: New York