Ulysses S. Grant: A Resource Guide
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Jump Back in Time: Ulysses S. Grant Was Born, April 27,
Back in Time: General Ulysses S. Grant Attempted to Take
May 19, 1863
Back in Time: Grant Attacked Petersburg, Virginia, April
This site allows you to search and view millions of historic American newspaper pages from 1836-1922. Search
this collection to find hundreds of newspaper articles
A selection of articles about Ulysses S. Grant includes:
- "Grant and Colfax. Twenty-Five States for Grant--Nine for Colfax," The Sun. (New York, New York), November 4, 1868.
- "Election News...Grant Re-Elected and Vindicated," Knoxville Weekly Chronicle. (Knoxville, Tennessee), November 6, 1872.
- "The Silent Man. General Grant Breathes His Last on the Heights of Mount McGrego," Omaha Daily Bee. (Omaha, Nebraska), July 24, 1885.
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
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
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
contribution to the Washington synagogue Adas Israel.
Do Solemnly Swear..." Inaugural Materials from the
of the Library of Congress
Items from eighteen presidents are featured in this
online exhibition, including a document and images related
first inauguration in 1869.
Division Finding Aids Online
A finding aid for the Ulysses
S. Grant papers
in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
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.
& 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
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.
General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern
Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant in the village of
Appomattox Court House, Virginia.
On April 27, 1822, military leader and U.S. President
Ulysses S. Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio.
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.
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.
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.
Digital Reference Section Web Guides
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.