'Coolness of Grant at the City Point Explosion' illustration   Save
'Coolness of Grant at the City Point Explosion' illustration
Description: Illustration of the August 9, 1864 explosion of an ammunition barge in City Point, Virginia, published in "A Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant" by Albert Deane Richardson in 1885. At that time, Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant had established headquarters in City Point where the explosion occurred, caused by Confederate James Maxwell. 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: AL04561
Subjects: Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Ohio--History, Military; Presidents--United States; Explosions; Camps; Confederate States of America
Places: City Point (Virginia)