Exploring St. Louis

Ulysses S. Grant had a connection to St. Louis throughout his entire adulthood. Learn about the St. Louis of Grant's day with these educational videos produced by the staff at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.
 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 40 seconds

Park Guide Evan Meyer takes viewers on a tour of Father Dickson Cemetery, a historically Black cemetery located two miles north of Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis, Missouri. Numerous African American civil rights leaders from Missouri who lived in the 19th century are buried at this cemetery.

 
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Duration:
6 minutes, 24 seconds

From September 1843 through May 1844, Brevet Second Lieutenant Ulysses S. Grant was stationed with the 4th U.S. Infantry at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis Missouri. Park Guide Ashton Farrell provides a short introduction to Grant's experiences while at Jefferson Barracks and discusses the site's current role as a county park, National Cemetery, and home of the Missouri Civil War Museum.

 
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Duration:
7 minutes, 8 seconds

Park Guide Ashton Farrell describes the Camp Jackson Affair, a pivotal moment in St. Louis history when gunfire and violence broke out between U.S. soldiers and city residents on May 10, 1861. Ulysses S. Grant recalled this event in his Personal Memoirs 24 years later.

Last updated: June 6, 2021

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