'Hardscrabble, Built by Capt. Grant' illustration   Save
'Hardscrabble, Built by Capt. Grant' illustration
Description: Illustration of Hardscrabble, built by Captain Ulysses S. Grant, published in "A Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant" by Albert Deane Richardson in 1885. 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. Hardscrabble was the name of the cabin and farm owned by Ulysses S. Grant and his wife Julia Dent Grant in the early years of their marriage. The land, southwest of St. Louis, was a gift to the couple from the Dent family. Grant built the log cabin in 1855, where they lived for only a few months. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04570
Subjects: Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Ohio--History, Military; Presidents--United States; Houses
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