Monday, April 27, 2009

President Ulysses S. Grant's Birthday

Today marks the 187th birthday of our 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant. President Grant served from 1869 to 1877 and was known as the “Hero fo Appomattox." He was appointed General-in-Chief of the Union forces in March 1864 by President Abraham Lincoln. He died soon after completing the last page of his memoir in 1885. To learn more, click on these links:

White House: Biography of Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant: the Hero of the Civil War (National Park Service)

Sonnet Erin Brown
Federal Documents Librarian
Subject Specialist: Legal Research/Political Science

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