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Ulysses S Grant rose to command all the Federal armies in the Civil War and lead them to victory He was respected so much that he went on to be president of the United States for two terms His time of glory didnt last forever though he developed cancer and died bankrupt Ulysses Hiram Grant was born April 27 1822 in a two room frame house at Point Pleasant Ohio His father Jesse Root Grant was foreman in a tannery and a farmer His mother Hannah Simpson Grant was a hard working frontier woman When Ulysses was a year old the family moved to Georgetown There his father bought a farm built a house and set up his own tannery Jesse and Hannah had five more children there two boys and three girls Grant love horses and learned to manage them at an early age When he was seven or eight he could drive a team and began hauling all the wood used in the house and shops From that point on until he reached seventeen Grant did all the work done with horses such as breaking up the land furrowing plowing corn bringing in the crops when harvested and hauling wood Three months each winter when work was minimized Grant went to a one room schoolhouse and thats how he was educated until he went to West Point at age seventeen When Grant turned seventeen his father got him an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point The congressman who made the appointment did not know Grants full name so he left out Hiram and added Simpson Simpson was Grants mothers maiden name He was pleased with his new name because he disliked his old initials HUG
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