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Ulysses S. Grant: A Resource Guide

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President Grant at his cottage by the sea
President Grant at his
cottage by the sea
1 photographic print on stereo card: stereograph. 1872.
Prints & Photographs Division.
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America's Library

America's Library is designed especially for elementary and middle school students.

Jump Back in Time: Ulysses S. Grant Was Born, April 27, 1822

Jump Back in Time: General Ulysses S. Grant Attempted to Take Vicksburg, Mississippi, May 19, 1863

Jump Back in Time: Grant Attacked Petersburg, Virginia, April 2, 1865

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Chronicling America

This site allows you to search and view millions of historic American newspaper pages. Search this collection to find thousands of newspaper articles about Grant.

A selection of articles about Ulysses S. Grant includes:


American Treasures of the Library of Congress

This exhibition provides unique insight into various aspects of American history and culture. Objects displayed are organized according to the three categories that Thomas Jefferson used for his library: memory, reason, and imagination. The exhibition includes the following sections pertaining to Grant.

From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America

The exhibition contains more than two hundred treasures of American Judaica from the collections of the Library of Congress. It features General Ulysses S. Grant's notorious Order No. 11, which expelled the "Jews as a class" from the territories of Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee on January 8, 1863. It also contains the receipt for Grant's contribution to the Washington synagogue Adas Israel.

"I Do Solemnly Swear..." Inaugural Materials from the Collections
of the Library of Congress

Items from eighteen presidents are featured in this online exhibition, including a document and images related to Grant's first inauguration in 1869.

From the Catbird Seat: Poetry & Literature at the Library of Congress

A blog celebrating the Poetry and Literature Center and the wealth of literary resources at the Library of Congress, as well as engaging with current topics in literature.

Manuscript Division

Manuscript Division Finding Aids Online

A finding aid for the Ulysses S. Grant papers in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.

Music Division

Performing Arts Encyclopedia

The PAE is a guide to performing arts resources at the Library of Congress and provides information about the Library's unsurpassed collections of scores, sheet music, audio recordings, films, photographs, and other materials. Search the PAE to find more than 30 pieces of sheet music related to Ulysses S. Grant.

Prints & Photographs Division

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the subject heading Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 to find digital images related to Grant such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search all text fields in PPOC using the phrase Ulysses Grant to locate additional images.

Presidents of the United States Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress

This guide presents portraits of U.S. presidents and first ladies, including images of Ulysses S. Grant and Julia Dent Grant.

Today in History

April 2

On April 2, 1865, Ulysses S. Grant's army attacked Confederate lines at Petersburg, Virginia. By mid-afternoon, Confederate troops had begun to evacuate the town. The Union victory ensured the fall of Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, located just 25 miles north of Petersburg.

April 9

General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia.

April 27

On April 27, 1822, military leader and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio.

May 19

On May 19, 1863, General Ulysses S. Grant attempted to take the Confederate stronghold at Vicksburg, Mississippi. When Grant's direct assaults failed to overwhelm the city on this date and again on May 22, he settled down to a six-week siege.

June 3

On June 3, 1864, the second battle of Cold Harbor began. After securing a costly victory at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Union General Ulysses S. Grant encountered Confederate troops as he made his way to Richmond.

November 23

On November 23, 1863, the Battle of Chattanooga began. Commanded by Ulysses S. Grant, Union forces drove Confederate troops away from Chattanooga, Tennessee, into Georgia, setting the stage for Union General William T. Sherman's march to the sea.

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Primary Documents in American History

This site offers a list of some of the most important documents in American history from 1763 to 1877. Each document has a page with background information, links to digital material associated with the documents, and bibliographies for both adult and young readers. This site contains a page on the 15th Amendment, which was ratified during Grant's presidency.

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