'Crossing the Isthmus to California, 1852' illustration   Save
'Crossing the Isthmus to California, 1852' illustration
Description: Illustration of Ulysses S. Grant and his soldiers crossing the Isthmus of Panama published in "A Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant" by Albert Deane Richardson in 1885. In April of 1852, Ulysses S. Grant and the 4th Infantry Regiment began to travel from New York to California by means of crossing the Isthmus of Panama. While in Panama, an outbreak of Cholera slowed travel and resulted in the deaths of many of Grant's soldiers. They did not reach San Francisco until September of that year. 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: AL04562
Subjects: Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Ohio--History, Military; Presidents--United States; Soldiers; Cholera
Places: San Francisco (California); New York