Sunday, April 27, 2003

Ohio Moments


Ulysses S. Grant born in Clermont County

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On April 27, 1822, Ulysses S. Grant, famous Civil War general and 18th president of the United States, was born in Point Pleasant in Clermont County.

Born to Jesse Root Grant and Hannah Simpson Grant he was named Hiram Ulysses Grant and nicknamed "Lyss," by his family. The year after his birth, his family moved to Georgetown in Brown County. He attended Maysville Seminary in Kentucky and the Presbyterian Academy in Ripley.

Grant was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1839. He signed his name "Ulysses H. Grant," but Congressman Thomas Hamer listed it as "Ulysses S. Grant," thinking that his middle name was his mother's maiden name.

During the Civil War Grant rose to be the top Union general because of his willingness to use all the resources at his disposal.

Rebecca Goodman

E-mail: rgoodman@enquirer.com or call (513) 768-8361.




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