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Tomb of General U.S. Grant

 
 
Tomb of General U.S. Grant Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 16, 2006
1. Tomb of General U.S. Grant Marker
Inscription.  
This tree is planted at the site of the tomb of General U.S. Grant, Ex-President of the United States of America, for the purpose of commemorating his greatness by Li Hung Chang, guardian of the Prince, Grand Secretary of State, Earl of the First Order, Yang Yu Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of China, Vice President of the Board of Censors Kwang Hsu 23rd year, 4th Moon, May 1897.
 
Erected 1897 by Li Hung Chang.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1897.
 
Location. 40° 48.82′ N, 73° 57.777′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Drive and W 122nd Street, on the left when traveling south on Riverside Drive. Marker is at the General Grant National Memorial, behind President Grant's mausoleum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Marker at General Grant National Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 16, 2006
2. Marker at General Grant National Memorial
The marker is on the site where General Grant's body was interred while his mausoleum was being built. The back side of Grant's Tomb can be seen in the background of this photo.
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marker. Horace Porter (within shouting distance of this marker); Sakura Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Fred’k D. Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); General Grant Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Sakura Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Japanese Lantern (about 300 feet away); International House (about 400 feet away); The Amiable Child Monument (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The left side of the marker contains the same text in Chinese.
 
Also see . . .  General Grant National Memorial. National Park Service website entry (Submitted on May 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Grant's Tomb image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 16, 2006
3. Grant's Tomb
General Grant National Memorial, commonly referred to as Grant's Tomb, is one of the largest mausoleums in the world. Reaching a height of 150 feet, it was built between 1892 and 1897, from 8,000 tons of granite. The marker is located behind this mausoleum.
General Grant at the Tomb image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2016
4. General Grant at the Tomb
General Grant and Li Hung Chang (李鸿章), Viceroy of China image. Click for full size.
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5. General Grant and Li Hung Chang (李鸿章), Viceroy of China
from The Great American Book of Biography, International Publishing Co., c. 1896.
General and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 16, 2006
6. General and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant
President Grant and his wife Julia were ultimately laid to rest in the memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,671 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on July 24, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5. submitted on December 1, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on May 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Jul. 1, 2022