Floor of Ulysses S. Grant Cabin photograph   Save
Floor of Ulysses S. Grant Cabin photograph
Description: Detail of the floor of the cabin where Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. This photo was taken at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, Ohio, on February 22, 1936. A section of the plank floor is missing, revealing badly deteriorated posts and logs underneath. In 1888 the cabin had been removed from its foundation in Point Pleasant 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 moved in February 1936. It since has been restored with period furniture and opened to public tours. Grant Birthplace 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. 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 made 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: AL05815
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)