Dedication of Ulysses S. Grant Cabin photograph   Save
Dedication of Ulysses S. Grant Cabin photograph
Description: A view of the crowd at the dedication of Grant's Cabin, Point Pleasant, Ohio, on October 4, 1936. The crowd is seen from the back. Point Pleasant was the birthplace of U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885). The cabin was removed from its foundation in Point Pleasant in 1888 and placed aboard a boat for exhibition in Cincinnati. Afterwards it was moved to Goodale Park (Columbus, Ohio) as part of the Northwest Territory centennial. During the 1890s the cabin was returned to the fairgrounds in Columbus, where it remained until 1936 when the Ohio Historical Society, under a legislative order, returned it to its original site in Point Pleasant, Ohio. It has been restored with period furniture and opened to tours. Grant Birthplace is located at 1551 State Rt 232, in Point Pleasant, in Clermont County, just off of U.S. Route 52, about five miles east of New Richmond. Ulysses Simpson Grant was an American military leader and the eighteenth president of the United States. He was born Hiram Ulysses Grant on April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant. In 1823 his family moved to Georgetown, Ohio, where Grant lived until he received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1839. A West Point roster mistakenly listed his name as Ulysses Simpson. He was known as Ulysses S. Grant for the rest of his life. He served in the Mexican War but was never happy with military life and resigned his commission in 1854. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he organized a company in Galena, Illinois, and later accepted command of the 21st Illinois Regiment. In August 1861 President Abraham Lincoln made Grant brigadier general of volunteers. In 1864 Grant was made lieutenant general commanding all the armies of the U.S. Grant served as president from 1869-1877. He died in 1885 in MacGregor, New York. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05770
Subjects: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Historic preservation; Historic sites Ohio; Point Pleasant (Ohio); Ohio History--Presidents and Politics; Birthplaces
Places: Point Pleasant (Ohio); Clermont County (Ohio)