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April 27. Hiram Ulysses [Ulysses Simpson] Grant was born at Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio.


His family removed to Georgetown, Brown County.


Entered West Point.


Graduated twenty-first in a class of thirty-nine, and reported for duty as brevet second lieutenant, Fourth Infantry, at Jefferson Barracks, near St. Louis.


October 1. Full second lieutenant, Seventh Infantry, at Corpus Christi, Texas.


May 8. His first battle, Palo Alto. His

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