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Georgetown in Brown County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Ulysses Grant

Average Student to U.S. President

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By TeamOHE, July 27, 2020
1. Ulysses Grant Marker
Inscription.  Date of Birth
April 27, 1822

1827-1836 Local subscription school in Georgetown, Ohio
1836-1837 Boarding school in Maysville, Kentucky
1838-1839 Boarding school in Ripley, Ohio
1839-1843 U.S. Military Academy at West Point- ranked 21st in class of 39

Work Experience

1829-1839 Hauled wood, cleared and plowed fields, transported passengers, and worked in father's tannery
1856 Farmer
1857 - 1860 Various jobs in St. Louis
1860 Leather Store Clerk at father's store

Military Service 1843 Commissioned brevet 2nd Lt. in 4th US. Infantry
1845 Promoted to 2nd Lt.
1846 - 1848 Fought in Mexican War
1847 Promoted to 1st Lt.
1848-1852 Stationed at Sackets Harbor, N.Y. and Detroit
1852-1854 Stationed along Pacific coast
1853 Promoted to Captain
1854 Resigned commission as Captain
1861, June Re-entered army as a Colonel of Illinois Volunteer Regiment
1861, August Appointed to Brigadier General
1862 Promoted to Major General
1864 Promoted to Lt. General and given command of the Union Armies


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By TeamOHE, July 27, 2020
2. Ulysses Grant Marker

Political Offices Held
1867 - 1868 U.S. Secretary of War 1869 - 1877 18th U.S. President

Name Change

When Grant enrolled at West Point the congressman who made the appointment did not know his full name, Hiram Ulysses Grant. The congressman left out Hiram and added S as the middle initial, because Simpson was Grants mother's maiden name.
Erected by The Ohio History Connection.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list.
Location. 38° 51.717′ N, 83° 54.183′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Ohio, in Brown County. Marker is on S. Water Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown OH 45121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grant Schoolhouse State Memorial (a few steps from this marker); School in the 1800s (within shouting distance of this marker); The American Creed (approx. ¼ mile away); Georgetown (approx. ¼ mile away); The Washburn-Dixon Log House (approx. ¼ mile away); Dixon-Washburn Log House (approx.

Ulysses Grant Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 27, 2020
3. Ulysses Grant Marker
¼ mile away); General Thomas Lyon Hamer (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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