This site is run by Erik and Lindsay Curren, American history buffs who run a marketing agency in Staunton, VA. We’re into living history and historic costuming, and we are now assembling outfits to portray Ulysses and Julia Dent Grant. Lindsay is now assembling her Julia outfit. Meanwhile, the photos above and below depict Erik in the lieutenant general’s uniform at the McLean House in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, and learning to smoke a cigar at home in Staunton, also in Virginia.
Not associated with any official group running a bicentennial celebration of Ulysses S. Grant, this site is our homage to one of the greatest and least appreciated leaders in American history.
We hope to do our part to support the efforts of historic sites, presidential archives, and Grant interpreters to make better known the life, accomplishments, and significance of President Grant and his wife Julia Dent Grant.