200 Years of Ulysses S. Grant
Coming in April 2022
Coming Up in 2022
A man for a nation in turmoil
In the Civil War, General Grant saved the Union and helped end slavery. In Reconstruction, President Grant helped rebuild the South and stood up for civil rights. Today, the story of this great and good man can inspire Americans to finish the job that he started to unite America with justice and fair play for all.
Americans long ranked Grant with Washington and Lincoln as one of the nation’s three greatest leaders.
What Contemporaries Said about Grant
A man too broad for prejudice, too humane to despise the humblest, too great to be small at any point. In him the Negro found a protector, the Indian a friend, a vanquished foe a brother, an imperiled nation a savior.
Notwithstanding the fact that he talks so well, it is plain he has more brains than tongue. He is one of the most remarkable men I have ever met. He does not seem to be aware of his powers.
Alexander StephensConfederate Vice President
Reviews of the Best Books on Grant & His Times
A revival of interest in Ulysses S. Grant and the era of Reconstruction has produced many excellent new titles to augment the classics on Grant and his time that remain worth reading.
Quotes by Grant
Historic sites in Grant’s life, Civil War battlefields and of course, Grant’s Tomb.
The U.S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis is hosting a temporary exhibit on Grant’s efforts to protect freed people in the South and his success in crushing America’s original domestic terrorists.
The bicentennial of Ulysses S. Grant’s birth is coming in April 2022. Events are being planned. Meanwhile, campaigners are asking for a Grant coin and stamps, and more funding for historic sites from Grant’s life.
Grant used to be considered one of the worst presidents. Now he’s ranked as one of the 20 best. That’s progress, but it’s not enough. For saving America both on the battlefield and in the White House, Grant deserves to be in the top 10.