About Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States. As Commanding General, Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. He implemented Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant... Wikipedia
April 27, 1822, Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio
July 23, 1885, Mount McGregor, Saratoga County, New York

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Ulysses S. Grant Quotes

The war is over, the Rebels are our countrymen again, and the best sign of rejoicing after the victory will be to abstain from all demonstrations in the field.
Telling his troops to stop firing their weapons in victory celebrations at the site of Confederate Surrender at Appomattox (April 9, 1865).
I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.
Note sent with Congressman Washburne from Spotsylvania, May 11, 1864, to General Halleck.
Leave nothing to invite the enemy to return.... Let the valley be left so that crows flying over it will have to carry their rations long with them.
Instructions for Gen. Philip Sheridan for his invasion of the Shenandoah Valley in northwestern Virginia (1864).