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Ulysses S. Grant

Date of Birth:      April 27, 1822
Hometown:         Point Pleasant, OH
Education:           West Point, 1843
Final Wartime Rank:    Lieutenant General
Final Peacetime Rank:  General

Date of Death:    July 23, 1885
Place of Death:   Mount McGregor, NY
Buried At:           New York, NY

Major Battles:        Belmont, Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg Campaign, Chattanooga, Overland Campaign, Siege of Petersburg, Appomattox Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Grant was baptized, Hiram Ulysses Grant, but due to an error, on his entrance papers, to West Point, he was enrolled as Ulysses Simpson (mother's maiden name) Grant.  It stuck.  Asking for terms of surrender, at Fort Donelson, Simon Buckner, a longtime friend of Grant, received the following: "nothing but unconditional surrender will be accepted," which would give him the nickname that matched his initials: Unconditional Surrender Grant.  Grant would lead the Union to victory, in the Civil War, and go on to become the 18th President of the United States.

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