History Stories
CATEGORY: Ulysses S. Grant
The Whiskey Ring and America’s First Special Prosecutor
May 18, 2017

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10 Things You May Not Know About Ulysses S. Grant
July 23, 2015

One of the most influential Americans of the 19th century, Grant led the Union Army to victory during the Civil War and later helped steer the nation through Reconstruction during two terms as president. Check out 10 little-known facts about America’s 18th commander in chief. Read More

Lincoln, Grant and Sherman Huddle Up, 150 Years Ago
March 26, 2015

In the waning days of the Civil War, the three main architects of the Union victory convened for the first and only time. Read More

A Brief History of Presidential Drinking
February 13, 2015

Explore the boozy history of America’s chief executives with the author of a book on presidential vices. Read More

The “Black Friday” Gold Scandal
September 24, 2014

Explore more about one of the 19th century’s most infamous financial scandals. Read More

Grant’s Overland Campaign, 150 Years Ago
May 7, 2014

On the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s Overland Campaign, look back at the six bloody weeks when Lee and Grant dueled for the first time. Read More

With Vicksburg’s Fall, the Union Seizes “Key” to Victory
July 4, 2013

Along with the defeat of Robert E. Lee’s army at Gettysburg a day earlier, the Confederate surrender of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863 would turn the tide of the Civil War. Read More

General Grant Expels Jews From His War Zone, 150 Years Ago
December 17, 2012

General Ulysses S. Grant issued arguably the most infamous anti-Semitic regulation in U.S. history 150 years ago today. Read More