Migraine is a neurological disorder suffered by a billion people worldwide today. Attacks include headaches but also other symptoms that resemble drunkenness. Ulysses S. Grant may have been a migraineur.
While officers and men alike brought their families along with them into camp when possible during the Civil War, Grant stood out for his attachment to his family.
Democratic nominee Horatio Seymour openly campaigned against Grant in 1868 under the slogan “This is a White Man’s Country. Let White Men Rule.”
Yes, Ulysses S. Grant owned a slave. And his wife’s family in Missouri owned dozens. Yet historian Allen Guelzo has called Grant “America’s first civil rights president.”