Ulysses S. Grant

 

Bio:

Born: April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio

Died: July 23, 1885 in Wilton, New York

Political Party: Republican

Religion: Methodist (Christian)

Wife: Julia Dent

Allegiance: United States (Union)

Highest Rank: General of the Army

Other: Became 18th president of the United States of America

Involvement in Civil War:

Ulysses S. Grant was an extremely important general in the Civil War. Grant like many other Union and Confederate generals had fought and served in the Mexican-American War earlier in the 1800's. When the Civil War started Grant signed up as a volunteer in the army but was quickly promoted to the rank of Colonel on June 14, 1861and commanded the 21st Illinois Volunteer Infrantry Unit. Grant became a prominent figure during the war when he rallied the support of his men and took Fort Donelson in Tennessee which was a difficult task. General Grant became know as "Unconditional Surrender, and with multiple victories Abraham Lincoln promoted Grant to Major General of volunteers. General Grant would then go on to command in several battles across the Western theater, some of them were Shiloh, Vicksburg and Chattanooga. Eventually Grant was promoted to General of the Army and moved to the eastern theater fighting through the Overland Campaign in Virgingia to try to capture the Confederate Capitol of Virginia. On April 9, 1865 General Lee and his mean surrenered to Grant at Appomattox. Grant is probably the most popular general from the Union side during the American Civil War.

Engagements (Civil War):

- Battle of Fort Donelson

- Battle of Shiloh

- Siege of Vicksburg

- Chattanooga Campaign

- Overland Campaign

- Siege of Petersburg

- Appomattox Campaign

 

 

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