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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ulysses S. Grant  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: April 27, 1822 in Point Plesant, Ohio


Illinois Connection

In April 1860, Grant moved his family to Galena, accepting a position in his father's leather goods business. He left Galena to join the Civil War and returned again in 1865 as a Civil War Hero. He also lived there during his retirement.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ulysses S. Grant was the eighteenth President of the United States. He was the best known Union general of the Civil War. He worked in Missouri as a real estate salesman, a farmer, and an agent in a customhouse.

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