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Ulysses S. Grant birthplace photographs
Description: Two photographs depict the small frame cabin in which Ulysses S. Grant was born in 1822. The first image shows the front of the house and the second view is of the house and the surrounding area, including the Grant Memorial Church on the right. The photographs measure 5" by 7" (12.7 by 17.8 cm). The cabin was removed from its foundation in Point Pleasant in 1888. It was paced aboard a boat for exhibition in Cincinnati. Afterwards it was moved to Columbus's Goodale Park 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. Born Hiram Ulysses Grant in Point Pleasant Ohio, Grant entered West Point in 1839, where a roster mistakenly listed his name as Ulysses Simpson. He was known as Ulysses S. Grant for the rest of his life. Grant 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, 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. Southern reconstruction was one of the major issues of Grant's presidency. He occasionally encouraged the process with the force of federal troops. Although Grant is considered to have been honest himself, he was surrounded by dishonest men, causing his administration to be marred with scandal. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3225_3832051_001
Subjects: Architecture; Presidents and Politics; Houses; Churches; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Presidents
Places: Point Pleasant (Ohio); Clermont County (Ohio)