: This is a landscape drawing by Ulysses S. Grant, drawn while he was a cadet at West Point in New York, ca. 1840.
Ulysses S. Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant in Point Pleasant, Ohio. Upon entering the United States Military Academy at West Point, he attempted to change his name from Hiram Ulysses to Ulysses Hiram but found that his name had already been mistakenly recorded at West Point as Ulysses Simpson Grant, which he never corrected.
During the American Civil War (1861-1865), 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.
: H83983_01 Subjects
: Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885; Civil War 1861-1865; Military Ohio; Presidents--United States; Drawings (visual works) Places
: West Point (New York)