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President Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–77). During American Civil War, as Commanding General of the United States Army (1864–69), Grant under President Abraham Lincoln, he led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the remains of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African-American citizenship. His presidency has often come under criticism for protecting corrupt associates and in his second term leading the nation into a severe economic depression.
"I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution."
General U. S. Grant and staff, City Point, Va., summer of 1864
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General U.S. Grant

Full length portrait, standing alongside his horse, facing left.

Major Gen. Grant, the hero of Fort Donelson

Ulysses S. Grant, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly right, in uniform.

U.S. Grant, Lt. Gen. U.S.A.

Photograph shows signed portrait of Ulysses S. Grant in the uniform of a Major General.

The siege of Vicksburg - Major General U.S. Grant, commanding / JG ; sketched by A.E. Mathews, 31st O.V.I. ; Middleton, Strobridge, & Co. Lith. Cin. O.

Print shows soldiers in the foreground hiding behind trees and bushes during a bombardment of the encampment and earthworks of the Union army outside Vicksburg, Mississippi, with Confederate forts and earthwork... more

Gen. Grant's campaign ... / sketched by A.R. Waud.

Two illustrations: The pontoon bridge over the James River, above Fort Powhatan; and Fort Powhatan on the James River.

Ulysses S. Grant, Lieutenant-General, U.S.A. / F. Gutekunst, [...] Philada.

Ulysses S. Grant, half-length portrait, standing, facing slightly right, wearing uniform.

[Major General Ulysses S. Grant]

Head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing uniform.

[Ulysses S. Grant]

Head-and shoulders portrait, facing right, wearing uniform.

Ulysses S. Grant / engraved by William Sartain, Phila.

Print shows Ulysses S. Grant, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, standing with right hand resting on desk, and the U.S. Capitol in the upper left background. Includes facsimile signature.

The leader and his battles - Ulysses S. Grant, Lieutenant-General, U.S.A.

Print showing Ulysses S. Grant, bust portrait, facing front, wearing military uniform, with scenes of battles from the U.S. Civil War, including the surrender of Vicksburg and the surrender at Appomattox.

The inauguration of Ulysses S. Grant as president of the United States, March 4th, 1869 - Chief Justice Chase administering the oath of office - the scene on and near the east portico of the Capitol, Washington, D.C. / HWS [monogram].

Illustration showing Ulysses S. Grant and Schuyler Colfax taking the oath of office administered by Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase on the east portico of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., March 4th 1869, bef... more

President Grant at his cottage by the sea

Ulysses Grant seated on porch with his wife, Julia, and son, Jesse.

Washington D.C. - The Inauguration - President Grant taking the oath of office [March 4, 1873]

Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase holding Bible with hand raised, and Grant with hand on Bible, surrounded by crowd of men.

Last photograph of General Grant

Photo shows Grant four days before his death. Text label on verso of mount. Also, penned note: "Waiting for 'Taps,' Mt. McGregor."

Gen. U.S. Grant writing his memoirs, Mount McGregor, June 27th, 1885

Ulysses Grant, three-quarter length portrait, seated in rattan chair, writing memoirs, at Mount McGregor near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.