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Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Collection
Description: This photographic reproduction of an engraved illustration depicts the small cabin in which Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was born. The birthplace is located in Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio. The artist's rendering, which includes the Ohio River as a backdrop, shows the cabin situated at a bend in a road. The cabin has two windows on either side of the front door. A tall brick chimney stands on the cabin's right side. A figure on horseback and a horse-drawn covered wagon are traveling past the cabin. A gated fence separates the cabin and surrounding property from the road. The image includes the caption "Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant" and to the far right of the caption is the number 21, which may be either a page number or an illustration number. 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. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04517
Subjects: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Birthplaces; Historic sites Ohio; Clermont County (Ohio); Ohio History--Presidents and Politics
Places: Point Pleasant (Ohio); Clermont County (Ohio)