'The Chicago Convention Nominates Grant for the Presidency' illustration   Save
'The Chicago Convention Nominates Grant for the Presidency' illustration
Description: Illustration of the nomination of Ulysses S. Grant for 1868 Republican Candidate for President of the United States published in "A Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant" by Albert Deane Richardson in 1885. The 1868 Republican National Convention was held May 20-21 in Chicago, Illinois. Grant was chosen over Andrew Johnson, the incumbent president. 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: AL04564
Subjects: Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Ohio--History, Military; Presidents--United States; Elections
Places: Chicago (Illinois)