General Grant Takes a Spill
Ulysses ... here,” he wrote on Feb. 2, 1854. “I do nothing but sit in my room and read and occasionally take a short ride on one of the public horses.” Scarcely two months later, on April 11, 1854, Grant resigned his captain’s commission.
Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?
The 1850's were the locust years for Grant. The peacetime army assigned him to dull postings far from Julia, where he took to drink. After one bout of intemperance, he was forced to resign his commission ... did what Lee couldn't, and took Grant down ...
Ulysses S. Grant Biography
President Ulysses S. Grant was ... for him. He did well in mathematics and geology and excelled in horsemanship. In 1843, he graduated 21st out of 39, and was glad to be out. He planned to resign from the military after he served his mandatory four years ...
Ulysses S. Grant's steely bronze
WASHINGTON - His pedestal of white marble is 22 feet high, and Cincinnati, his enormous war horse, stands in bronze on top of it, so that by the time you reach Ulysses S. Grant himself ... too. He was twice elected president, a million of his countrymen ...
‘Let Us Have Peace’: Remembering General Ulysses S. Grant – Analysis
Ike made everything he did ... President Cleveland, ex-presidents Hayes and Arthur, the Cabinet, and the justices of the Supreme Court. Grant’s tomb was not complete, but his words would soon be emblazoned over the portal facing south: “Let us have ...