• White Haven Main House and Outbuildings

    Ulysses S Grant

    National Historic Site Missouri

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General Ulysses S. Grant

General Ulysses S. Grant

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Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was an American hero, the victorious general who saved the Union and the 18th President of the United States. He was also a devoted husband and a loving father. Read more...

 
President Ulysses S. Grant

President Ulysses S. Grant

Katherine Keetch

Timeline

For a timeline of Ulysses S. Grant's life, beginning with his birth on April 27, 1822 at Point Pleasant, Ohio, click here.

 
Julia Dent Grant

Julia Dent Grant, circa 1870

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Julia Dent Grant

Julia Dent grew up at White Haven. She married Ulysses S. Grant in 1848. Their loving relationship sustained them through times of trial and glory, Learn more about Mrs. Grant's important roles as partner to Ulysses S. Grant, mother to their four children, and First Lady.

 
Enslaved woman with white child.

Enslaved African American woman with white child, perhaps the nanny.

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Slavery at White Haven

As many as thirty enslaved African Americans were living and working at White Haven during Col. Frederick Dent's ownership of the property. Learn more about their experiences.

 

Information about the many people associated with the White Haven estate in the nineteenth century is being compiled for future addition to this web page.

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Julia Grant with sons, Ulysses Jr. & Fred

Julia Grant with sons Ulysses Jr. and Fred. The picture was taken in 1854, when Grant was stationed on the West Coast. Separated from his family, he asked Julia to send him a picture. Shortly after receiving the photo, Grant resigned from the military to rejoin his family at White Haven.