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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 65 1 Browse Search
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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Ancestry-birth-boyhood (search)
intermarriage, two or three generations later, I am descended from both the wives of Mathew Grant. In the fifth descending generation my great grandfather, Noah Grant, and his younger brother, Solomon, held commissions in the English army, in 1756, in the war against the French and Indians. Both were killed that year. My enough to do for himself, when he emigrated to the British West Indies [British Guiana]. Not long after his settlement in Pennsylvania, my grandfather, Captain Noah Grant, married a Miss [Rachel] Kelly [in 1792], and in 1799 he emigrated again, this time to Ohio, and settled where the town of Deerfield now stands. He had now], in 1825, being at the time one of the wealthy men of the West. My grandmother Grant died in 1805, leaving seven children. This broke up the family. Captain Noah Grant was not thrifty in the way of laying up stores on earth, and, after the death of his second wife, he went, with the two youngest children, to live with his
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, III. (search)
g. None of them rose to uncommon dimensions; but they, and such as they, were then, as they are now, the salt and leaven of our country. After the Revolution, as our frontier widened and the salt and leaven began to be sprinkled westward, Captain Noah Grant went gradually to the Ohio River, leaving there no riches and many children. One of these, Jesse, became a tanner, and in 1821 married Miss Hannah Simpson from Pennsylvania. On April 27, 1822, at Point Pleasant on the Ohio River, twentydest son, and christened Hiram Ulysses,--Hiram because his grandfather liked the name, Ulysses because his step-grandmother had been reading Fenelon. Seventeen years later, when the boy was appointed to the Military Academy, Mr. Hamer, knowing Mrs. Grant's name was Simpson, and that we had a son named Simpson, somehow got the matter a little mixed up in making the nomination, and sent the name in Ulysses S. Grant. Such is the father's narrative. And before leaving Grant's plain, self-reliant,
ure in his fame as the conqueror of Vicksburg, Grant still has the greater part of his destiny to ftance, there was no lack of self-confidence in Grant. He had a just estimate of his own abilities e front. Always unassuming in appearance, General Grant had changed in this photograph to his summ for many weeks against Lee. of publicity, as Grant was by mention in General orders commending hig both intelligence and daring. meeting General Grant not long after his return to military lifepplies, as well as in organization, but who Grant in 1865—the zenith of his career behind GraGrant in 1865 lay all his victories on the field of battle; before him the highest gift within the pown. Henry Ward Beecher summed up the causes of Grant's meteoric rise from store clerk in 1861, to pe hands of the chief executive. After Shiloh, Grant fully realized that the country had entered upDecember 20, 1862, surrendered his depot of Grant in characteristic pose, with his staff in 1864[23 more...]