Let Us Have Peace!
This memorial to Ulysses S. Grant - victorious Union commander of the Civil War - includes the tombs of General Grant and his wife, Julia Dent Grant. A West Point graduate, Grant served in the Mexican War and at various frontier posts before rapidly rising through the ranks during the Civil War. Grant's tenacity and boldness led to victories in the Battles of Vicksburg and Chattanooga and Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Scenes of these events are depicted in mosaics within the tomb. In 1866, Congress awarded Grant his fourth star making him the first full General of the Armies.
The Manhattan Historic Sites Archive
Learn more about General Grant National Memorial, and other National Park Service sites in Manhattan, at the Manhattan Historic Sites Archive!
This archive is comprised of items related to the important individuals and events associated with six National Park Service historic sites in Manhattan (General Grant N. Mem., Hamilton Grange N. Mem., Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace N.H.S., Federal Hall N. Mem., Castle Clinton N.M., and Saint Paul's Church N.H.S.) and to the creation and preservation of these sites. The materials are diverse in type, ranging from photographs, to letters, to maps and prints. This three-year project to catalog, reorganize, and digitize the collections was funded by the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy through a grant from the Leon Levy Foundation. Materials were chosen for digitization based on a variety of factors, including both informational and visual content, fragility, and aesthetic qualities.
Last updated: August 30, 2023