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Moving Ulysses S. Grant Cabin photograph
Description: Moving Grant's Cabin, Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, Ohio, 1936. Three unidentified men dressed in work clothes are carrying a section of what appears to be wooden slats. In the background is a truck loaded with what could be other sections from the cabin. U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was born in this cabin in Point Pleasant, Ohio. 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. It remained there until 1936, when the Ohio Historical Society, under a legislative order, returned it to its original site in Point Pleasant. The cabin, in poor condition, was dismantled and relocated in February 1936. It has been restored with period furniture and opened to public tours. The Grant Birthplace memorial is located at 1551 State Rt 232, in Point Pleasant (Clermont County), just off of U.S. Route 52, about five miles east of New Richmond. Grant was an American military leader and the eighteenth president of the United States. 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 appointed Grant brigadier general of volunteers. In 1864 Grant became lieutenant general commanding all the armies of the U.S. He served as president from 1869-1877. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05775
Subjects: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Historic preservation; Historic sites Ohio; Point Pleasant (Ohio); Ohio History--Presidents and Politics; Birthplaces
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)