This site will be closed on Thursday 11/28/13 in honor of Thanksgiving. The site will reopen on Friday 11/29/12 with the normal operating hours.
U.S. Grant Birthday Celebration Gallery
Did You Know?
Ulysses S. Grant acquired the only slave he is known to have owned from his father-in-law, Frederick Dent. In the late 1850s, Grant was unsuccessfully trying to earn his fortune as a farmer. Rather than sell him for much-needed cash, Grant chose to give William Jones his freedom in March of 1859.