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5 Presidential Candidates From Illinois Who Didn't Make It to the White House

Several of our country's presidents are native to Illinois (depending on how one defines "from"). Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Ulysses S. Grant, and Abraham Lincoln all lived in Illinois before they made the White House their home. However,...Show More Summary

Ulysses S. Grant Died 130 Years Ago. Racists Hate Him, But Historians No Longer Do.

last monthNews : Huffington Post

After Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died 130 years ago today, a million and a half Americans watched his funeral procession. His mausoleum was a popular tourist attraction in New York City for decades. But...Show More Summary

The Cop Who Gave Ulysses S. Grant a Speeding Ticket

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

If President Grant were alive today, he'd have quite a few points on his license by now.

Calling All History Buffs: You Can Buy a Civil War Costume for Your Dog

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Looking to enter your pooch into a Ulysses S. Grant lookalike contest? You've come to the right place.

Exploring American Monsters: Illinois

The state of Illinois is known for the city of Chicago, corrupt politics, and some of the best pizza in the United States. It was the home of four presidents, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama, although Reagan was the only president to...

The Neo-Confederate sin

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

As he accepted Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox in April 1865, Union General Ulysses S. Grant was neither jubilant nor boastful. "I felt sad and depressed at the downfall of a foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and hadShow More Summary

Artist Asks How Far We've Really Progressed In The 150 Years Since The Civil War

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

"Unravelling and Unravelled" O n April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant, thus ending the Civil War. On April 9, 2015, artist Sonya Clark began unraveling the Confederate Flag. "It’s not an easy task. Show More Summary

Jefferson Davis Capture Site in Fitzgerald, Georgia

Most people believe the American Civil War ended on April 9, 1865 when Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Army Commander Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House. In reality, the war did not officially endShow More Summary

City Room: New York Today: The Artist Was Present

4 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Monday: A Park Slope mystery solved, a gray day, and Ulysses S. Grant’s birthday.

Events Larger Than One Person: The Surrenders at Bennett Place, Durham, North Carolina

Part 2 of 2. Cross-posted at Emerging Civil War. Joseph E. Johnston Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, ever the good soldier, obeyed Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s order. He informed his adversary, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, that the civil authorities in Washington, D. Show More Summary

Presidential Caricatures #18- Ulysses S. Grant!

Fun Facts: Once got a $20 speeding ticket for driving his carriage too fast in Washington D.C.; Lost all his savings after leaving office, so he wrote a book about his life to try and earn some money and it became a best seller

Why Did Robert E. Lee Serve the Confederacy During the Civil War?

April 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses Grant, effectively ending the U.S. Civil War, the bloodiest conflict our nation has ever witnessed.

Celebrate Grant’s birthday in New York and Ohio

The 193rd anniversary of the birth of President Ulysses S. Grant’s is April 27 and public, free celebrations are planned at his birthplace at Point Pleasant, Ohio and in New York City at his tomb.Two days early, on April 25, Grant’sShow More Summary

New York City Would Really Rather Not Talk About Its Slavery-Loving Past

It was the summer of 1863, and Abraham Lincoln needed troops. That March, Congress had passed the Enrollment Act, requiring all males between the ages of 20 and 45 to register for a military draft. Since that May, Ulysses S. Grant laid...Show More Summary

Grant Versus Lee

Going back to Appomattox — Jamelle Bouie has an excellent article at Slate that I urge people to read. Bouie is spot-on correct in both his historical facts and his analysis of how we remember Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant the way we do. From the end of the Civil War and through the […]

After Appomattox (Excellent Reads)

Jamelle Bouie, at Slate – “How Did Ulysses S. Grant Become an Embarrassment of History and Robert E. Lee a Role Model?“: … To millions of Americans, 150 years after the end of the Civil War, Lee is a role model and Grant is—despite his gifted generalship and consequential presidency—an embarrassment. What happened? How did [Read more...]

150 Years of Civil War Music

5 months agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

Yesterday was the 150th anniversary of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox courthouse, essentially ending the Civil War. The bloody war which ravaged the United States touched every aspect of our nation. Geography, agriculture, business, industry, politics, and even popular […]

The Unlikely Paths of Grant and Lee

One hundred fifty years ago, at the courthouse in Appomattox, Virginia, Ulysses S. Grant won the Civil War. His chief opponent, Gen. Robert E. Lee of the Confederate States, had surrendered, all but ending the rebellion that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives but freed millions more. But this was just the beginning of Grant’s career. Show More Summary

Appomattox Day

On which that genteel butcher Bobby Lee, surrendered the treasonous Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant. Grant’s terms have generally been regarded as generous, to the point that the military leaders of the rebellion were spared the threat of criminal trials for the actions in defiance of properly constituted Federal authority. Show More Summary

Surrender

Ulysses S. Grant wrote of the events of April 9, 1865: I had known General Lee in the old army, and had served with him in the Mexican War ; but did not suppose, owing to the difference in our age and rank, that he would remember me,...Show More Summary

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