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Hiram Ulysses Grant (Grant Ulysses Simpson)

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Born: 1822 AD
Died: 1885 AD, at 63 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

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1822 - Born on the 27th of April.


1862 - Captured Fort Donelson in Tennessee, defeating Simon Buckner.

1863 - Successfully laid siege to Vicksburg.

         - Won victories at battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge.

1864-1865 - Last general-in-chief of Union forces in Civil War.

1865 - Received formal surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.

1869-1877 - The 18th president of US.

         - Continued Reconstruction policies and federal occupation of South

         - Tarnished by failure to prevent assorted scandals by executive branch officials, though having no known personal role in any misdeeds

1869 - Ordered George Boutwell to sell off massive quantities of federal gold to alleviate Black Friday crisis.

1872 - Signed legislation dismantling Freedman's Bureau.

1877-1879 - In retirement, made extended world tour .

1880 - Candidate for Republican presidential nomination.

1883-1885 - President of National Rifle Association (NRA).

         - Died on the 23rd of July.

         - Became all but bankrupt as investor in failed brokerage firm.

1886 - Wrote 2-volume memoirs "Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant".

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