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Title Ulysses S. Grant
Catalog Number P2000.28.121
Object Name carte de visite
Description Albumen print on Carte de Visite mount of U. S. Grant.
Date 1863-1865
Event Civil War
People Grant, Ulysses Simpson
Subjects Civil War
Portrait photographs
Collection Emelia Scloerb Guenther
Catalog date 2000-06-01
Cataloged by Cross, Scott
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper
Notes Thumb-print view of Brigadier General Ulysses Simpson Grant wearing an open officer's double breasted frock coat and shoulder boards. The image is a photograph of a lithograph. Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio in 1822, USMA West Point (1843); service in Mexican War; resigned (1854); unsuccessful businessman in farming in Missouri and clerked in father's leather goods store in Galena, Illinois (1854-61); Colonel of Illinois infantry regiment at outbreak of Civil War, brigadier general (1861); led capture of Forts Henry and Donelson (Feb. 1862), promoted in major general, engaged at Shiloh, TN (April 1862); captured Vicksburg and gained control of Mississippi River (1863); commanded at Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, and Missionary Ridge (October 1863); promoted Lieutenant General and commander of all the armies; Wilderness Campaign (1864), Petersburg Campaign (1864-65), surrender of Lee at Appomattox (April 9, 1865); President of the US (1866-74); honest and well meaning, but administration was corrupt; Authored "Personal Memoirs" and died same year (1885).
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