"The art of war is simple enough.  Find out where your enemy is.  Get at him as soon as you can.  Strike him as hard as you can and as often as you can and keep moving on."


"Two commanders on the same field are always one too many."


"The war is over.  The rebels are our countrymen again."


  • Born Hiram Ulysses Grant on April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Ohio

  • Graduated from West Point on July 1, 1843

  • Served with the army as a 2nd Lt. in the War with Mexico, 1845-1848

  • Married Julia Boggs Dent in 1848 and had 4 children, Fred, Ulysses Jr., Nellie, and Jesse

  • Had an extremely strong marriage and was a devoted husband and father

  • Loved horses all of his life and was considered to be the best equestrian in the army

  • Appointed by a special act of Congress to Lt. General in 1864, first Lt. General since George Washington

  • Appointed by a special act of Congress to full "Four Star" General in 1866

  • Was president from 1869-1877

  • Died July 23, 1885 from throat cancer in Mt. McGregor, N.Y.



Lt. General Ulysses S Grant

General in Chief 1864 - 1868


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