: The color photograph shows the exterior of the Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace in Point Pleasant, Ohio, in 1993. The cabin, painted white, has two windows on either side of the front door. A tall brick chimney, also white, stands on the cabin's right side. A white fence extends along the front of the cabin, and a stone walkway leads to the front steps. A sign identifying the site is located on the lawn.
Hiram Ulysses Grant was born in this one-story, timber-frame home on April 27, 1822, to Jesse and Hannah Simpson Grant. The Grants settled in Point Pleasant the previous year, and Jesse took charge of the tannery located near the cottage.
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, Ohio. The dismantling of the badly deteriorated cabin for relocation occurred in February 1936 at the Columbus Fairgrounds. The cabin was 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.
Ulysses Simpson 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 and later accepted command of the 21st Illinois Regiment. In August 1861, President Abraham Lincoln made Grant brigadier general of volunteers. In 1864 Grant became lieutenant general commanding all the armies of the U.S. He served as U.S. president from 1869-1877.
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: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Birthplaces; Point Pleasant (Ohio); Clermont County (Ohio) Places
: Point Pleasant (Ohio); Clermont County (Ohio)