Stories

Do you have a favorite story that you love to read over and over again? If someone asked you to tell a story about your life, what would you tell them? For Ulysses and Julia Grant, many stories could have been told about their life experiences at White Haven. Among other things, White Haven was Julia's childhood, the place where Ulysses and Julia began their loving relationship, and a home to their young family of four children. But White Haven was also the setting for enslaved laborers to reflect on their own experiences in perseverance amid the harsh work and forced confinement they endured at this home.

Choose from one of the categories listed in the table of contents below to learn about the Grants, Dents, and enslaved laborers who lived at White Haven in the nineteenth century.

 
 
 

Ulysses S. Grant in St. Louis

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    Slavery at White Haven

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      Grant's Early Life and Military Career

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        Ulysses S. Grant and the American Civil War

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          The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant

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            Ulysses S. Grant in Retirement

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              The National Park Service and Ulysses S. Grant

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