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Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant Historical Markers

"Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865 Marker image, Touch for more information
By Brandon Fletcher, July 9, 2011
"Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865 Marker
1Alabama (Baldwin County), Gulf Shores — "Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865
(preface) "Damn the Torpedoes!" is a familiar battle cry, but there's more to the story! The Mobile Civil War Trail is your guide to military movements and the way of life on and around Mobile Bay in the closing two years of the Civil . . . Map (db m87247) HM
2Alabama (Baldwin County), Spanish Fort — “Damn The Torpedoes!”The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864-1965
“Damn The Torpedoes!” is the familiar battle cry, but there’s much more to the story! The Mobile Bay Civil War Trail is your guide to military movements and the way of life on and around Mobile Bay in the closing two years of the Civil . . . Map (db m81853) HM
3Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — "Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865The Museum of Mobile
(preface) "Damn the Torpedoes!" is a familiar battle cry, but there's more to the story! The Mobile Civil War Trail is your guide to military movements and the way of life on and around Mobile Bay in the closing two years of the Civil . . . Map (db m87288) HM
4Alabama (Wilcox County), Furman — Furman National Historic District
(obverse) Representing 10,300 acres with 73 buildings, and 14 structures, the Furman Historic District, encompassing Old Snow Hill Road, Wilcox County Road 59, Burson Road, and AL 21, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places . . . Map (db m68184) HM
5Arizona (Cochise County), Bowie — The Bascom Affair
On February 4, 1861, 2nd Lt. George Bascom, and his detachment of 54 men encamped two hundred yards east of here. Bascom’s mission was to find Cochise, recover a kidnapped boy and return livestock assumed taken by the Chiricahua Apaches. . . . Map (db m42008) HM
6Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . Map (db m92389) HM WM
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7Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Capital HotelHistorical Marker
Capital Hotel was opened on this site in 1877. General and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant visited Little Rock on April 15, 1880. They were guests of this hotel.Map (db m192231) HM
8California (Calaveras County), Murphys — 267 — Old Sperry HotelThe Mitchler Hotel
This hostelry originally built in 1855 by J. L. Sperry of Sperry Flour fame and his partner John Perry. Among early guests whose names appear on old register are Mark Twain, Horatio Alger, Thomas H. Lipton, Henry Ward Beecher, the Rothchilds General . . . Map (db m143521) HM
9California (Madera County), Madera — MaderaSpanish for "Lumber", The First Industry
Once a part of Mariposa and Fresno Co, this area was traversed by local Indians, fur traders, explorers and gold seekers. The first settlement in what is now Madera County was 16 miles up the Fresno River where James D. Savage located his store, . . . Map (db m52241) HM
10California (Mariposa County), Mariposa — Schlageter Hotel
Built in 1859 by John F. McNamera, destroyed by fire in 1866, rebuilt in 1867 by Herman Schlegeter, Presidents Grant & Garfield stayed here, Walter & Clarice Robinson acquired ownership in 1963.Map (db m46441) HM
11California (Napa County), Yountville — Flags over California in 1870
In 1870, the year in which the Groezinger Winery (now Vintage 1870) was built, these flags: the California Bear flag (note how much more primitive in design it is in contrast with the present day version) and the American flag (then with 37 stars) . . . Map (db m103540) HM
12California (Nevada County), Grass Valley — Holbrooke HotelFounded 1851
California’s oldest hotel in continuous operation. Among its century-old archives are names of such notables as Presidents Grant, Harrison, Cleveland; Authors Mark Twain, Bret Harte; Boxers Corbett, Fitzsimmons, actor Gilbert Barry and highwayman . . . Map (db m48213) HM
13California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Pioneer Cemetery GroveSacramento Pioneer Association – Founded 1854
The Sacramento Pioneer Association was founded by men who came to California before 1850 and wished to preserve the memories of the epochal events in the Gold Rush and the earliest days of Sacramento. They purchased much of Pioneer Grove from the . . . Map (db m14108) HM
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14California (Santa Clara County), Hollister — 1843 - Rancho de San Luis Gonzaga - 1931
This rancho was a grant from the Mexican goverment (sic) to Jose, Maria, Mejia and Juan Perez Pacheco made November 4, 1843 and signed by Manuel Micheltorena, Mexican governor of the Californias. The grant contained eleven square leagues . . . Map (db m93201) HM
15California (Siskiyou County), Fort Jones — Sgt. James Bryan
Co. E 4th Infantry Enlisted 1849 • Discharged 1854 Served under Lieut. U.S. Grant Pioneer packer and rancher Married Mary J. Fragley 1864 They had a family of nine children: James, Charles, Alice, Lillian, Helena, William, Gertrude, . . . Map (db m70268) HM
16California (Siskiyou County), Tulelake — Last Meeting of the Peace CommissionLava Beds National Monument — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
By April 1873, months of peace talks to end the Modoc War had gone nowhere. General E.R.S. Canby found himself caught between President Grant’s Indian Peace Policy and the desire of some settlers to have the Army eliminate the Modoc band. The . . . Map (db m63211) WM
17California (Stanislaus County), Knights Ferry — Knight's Ferry1849 - 1930
Knight's Ferry was founded by Captain William Knight, a member of Fremont's expedition of 1844. This town was a center of great mining activity and was a distributing point for the mother lode country. In 1854 the first sawmill and flour . . . Map (db m42195) HM
18California (Stanislaus County), Knights Ferry — 347 — Knight's Ferry← 1 Mile
Picturesque mining center and trading post, 1849, once called Dentville. Early ferry to the southern mines; county seat 1862-72; rare wooden covered bridge reputedly designed by U. S. Grant, brother-in-law of the Dent brothers, 1854; old flour mill, . . . Map (db m178066) HM
19California (Tulare County), Kings Canyon National Park — General Grant Tree Trail
Along this loop trail, information signs help acquaint you with the General Grant and other notable trees in this impressive sequoia grove. For a more detailed story, purchase the self-guiding brochure at the Grant Grove Visitor Center or from a . . . Map (db m82384) HM
20California (Tulare County), Porterville — Welcome to the Tule River Indian-Reservation
Home of the Tule River Yokuts, founded in 1873 by Executive Order of President Ulysses Grant. Totaling 56,396 acres, elevation range from 900 to 7,500 feet. The reservation is governed by the Tule River Tribal Council consisting of nine elected . . . Map (db m119158) HM
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21Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Constitution Hall
The First National Bank of Denver made its first home here in 1866, with a building constructed for a cost of $45,000. The bank stayed at this location for 10 years, enlarging rooms, installing fancy gas lights, and in 1875, adding a third floor . . . Map (db m27508) HM
22Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — Central City
[Three panels on this marker describe the history of Central City, Colorado] [Panel 1] Heritage Tourism Central City is a hidden gem set high in the mountains above the thriving front range hustle and bustle. A trip to Central . . . Map (db m51828) HM
23Connecticut (Litchfield County), Terryville — Dorence Atwater, Plymouth's Civil War Hero
Dorence Atwater, Plymouth's Civil War Hero Dorence Atwater grew up in the Terryville section of Plymouth. He enlisted in the union Army in 1861 and was captured by Confederate forces in 1863. In February 1864, he was moved to the infamous . . . Map (db m28053) HM
24Delaware (Sussex County), Georgetown — SC-96 — General Alfred T.A. Torbert
Born in Georgetown on July 1, 1833, Torbert attended local schools prior to his appointment to the West Point Class of 1855. After the outbreak of the Civil War he rose rapidly in rank, serving as a regimental and brigade commander of New Jersey . . . Map (db m39375) HM
25Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-207 — Governor Joseph Maull Carey
Born in Milton on January 19, 1845, he was the son of merchant Robert H. Carey and his wife, Susan. Educated in local schools, he later attended Union College and received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. An active supporter of . . . Map (db m37728) HM
26District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 6 — Cameron's Creek and the Rose GardenFormer Walter Reed Army Medical Center — Walking Tour —
The home of Thomas Carberry was later sold to James Donald Cameron, former Secretary of War under President Grant. When the U.S. government acquired property here for the Army hospital in 1905, the small stream running through the property was . . . Map (db m143703) HM
27District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Capitol Square, SWHistorical Information
The Peace Monument By Franklin Simmons, 1878 The Peace Monument, also called the Naval Monument, was erected to commemorate the naval deaths at sea during the Civil War. At the top of the 44-foot monument, Grief, sometimes called . . . Map (db m110449) HM
28District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Frederick Douglass(1817 - 1895)
Orator - Publisher - Statesman Precursor of the Civil Rights Movement An ex-slave who rose to world renown as an abolitionist and who served in high government posts under presidents Grant through Cleveland, Frederick Douglass resided in this . . . Map (db m69264) HM
29District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
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30District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Ulysses S. Grant MemorialNational Mall and Memorial Parks — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
“Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace,” General Ulysses S. Grant. Hiram Ulysses Grant, mistakenly listed as Ulysses Simpson . . . Map (db m29459) HM
31District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown Washington — White House Kitchen GardenNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
”. . . Now I shall plant, if at all, more for the public than for myself.” John Quincy Adams, diary entry for July 5, 1826, shortly before beginning the first major planting program at the White House. Massachusetts . . . Map (db m61677) HM
32District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Winder BuildingErected 1848 — Purchased by United States Government 1852 —
During the Civil War this building was Headquarters of the United States Army. Major General Winfield Scott, Major General Halleck and later Lieutenant General U.S. Grant had their offices here. It also housed the Bureau of Military Justice, . . . Map (db m133739) HM
33District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — John Logan HouseA Memorial to General and Senator John A. Logan — Champion in the Struggle to Preserve the Union and Establish Racial Justice in America —
The house at #4 Logan Circle, built in 1878, was the 1880's home of Senator John A. Logan. In the Civil War, Logan's military valor helped to save the Union. In the postwar era, Logan lived here as a political leader deeply committed to achieving . . . Map (db m153985) HM
34District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — John Logan HouseA Memorial to General and Senator John A. Logan — Champion in the Struggle to Preserve the Union and Establish Racial Justice in America —
The house at #4 Logan Circle, built in 1878, was the 1880's home of Senator John A. Logan. In the Civil War, Logan's military valor helped to save the Union. In the postwar era, Logan lived here as a political leader deeply committed to achieving . . . Map (db m195513) HM
35District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — No Braver Man Than John Logan
In November 1860, Abraham Lincoln's election as the nation's first Republican President ignited Southern fears that the country's new balance of political power threatened the institution of slavery in America. Within months, eleven Southern states . . . Map (db m153987) HM
36District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — When Logan Rode The Battle Line
In the Civil War, General John Logan's gallantry earned him mythical stature among the soldiers he led in battle. The memoir of a fellow Union officer depicts Logan's unique inspirational impact: "When General Grant would ride down our . . . Map (db m153988) HM
37District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The New WillardErected 1901
Site of Joshua Tennison's Hotel 1818. John Strother 1821. Basil Williamson 1824. Frederick Barnard 1828. Proprietor of Mansion Hotel, Azariah Fuller American House 1833. City Hotel 1843. Willard's Hotel 1847-1901. Distinguished Guests . . . Map (db m6618) HM
38District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Waterfront — 16 — Recreation and River ParkRiver Farms to Urban Towers — Southwest Heritage Trail —
Washington's schools and playgrounds were legally segregated from 1862 until 1954. But that didn't stop kids of all backgrounds from playing together. "We didn't understand racial disharmony," said Southwester Gene Cherrico of his childhood on . . . Map (db m130916) HM
39District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Waterfront — The River Queen
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant used this side-wheel steamer as his private dispatch boat, and it hosted the Hampton Roads Conference, President Lincoln's unsuccessful attempt to negotiate an end to the Civil War.Map (db m112443) HM
40Florida (Alachua County), Archer — F-320 — David Levy Yulee and Cotton Wood Plantation
Side 1 David Levy Yulee was born at St. Thomas, West Indies, in 1810. He attended school in Virginia from 1819 until 1827 when he went to Micanopy to work on one of the plantations of his father, Moses Elias Levy. He studied law and was . . . Map (db m97513) HM
41Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — Officers' Quarters
The houses on this post are known as the Officers' Quarters. St. Francis Barracks commanding officer from 1875 to 1883, Brevet Brig. Gen. Frederick Dent, lobbied for this construction. Dent allegedly asked First Lady Julia Dent Grant, his sister, . . . Map (db m131196) HM
42Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — William Wing Loring
(Front):In memory of a distinguished American soldier, citizen of St. Augustine, Fla. Born December 4, 1818. Died December 30, 1885. His courage in battle was conspicuous; His devotion to duty unfailing; His ability recognized by three . . . Map (db m47015) HM
43Florida (Volusia County), DeBary — F-155 — DeBary Hall / Florida Federation of Art, Inc.
DeBary HallBuilt in 1871 by Baron Frederick de Bary. Born 1815 in Germany of Belgian descent, de Bary came to New York in 1840 as agent for Mumm's Champagne. His estate of many hundred acres here in Florida was a hunting and fishing preserve . . . Map (db m46164) HM
44Georgia (Bartow County), Kingston — Sherman’s March to the Sea
Near this site on November 7, 1864 General Sherman received orders from President Lincoln and General Grant to proceed with his plans to march his army from Atlanta to the sea. Thus, the infamous March to the Sea originated in Kingston. This action . . . Map (db m35011) HM
45Georgia (Coweta County), Newnan — William Thomas Overby
In Memory of William Thomas Overby Confederate Hero. Enlisted May 31, 1861, Co. A. 7th Ga. Infantry. Wounded at Second Manassas Aug. 30, 1862. Then joined Co. D, 43rd Batln. Mosby's Rangers. Raided within Federal lines to . . . Map (db m70865) HM WM
46Georgia (Glynn County), Jekyll Island — Preserving the Legacy
Chartered by the State of Georgia to be trustworthy stewards of the island, the Jekyll Island Authority has been very active in the preservation of the National Historic Landmark District. The rehabilitation of Crane Cottage and Cherokee in . . . Map (db m115119) HM
47Georgia (Walker County), Chickamauga — North and South ReunitedHistoric Camp Thomas
In 1898 the Spanish-American war allowed the South to demonstrate its loyalty and honor under fire. At first, secretary of war Russell A. Alger, was concerned that Southerners would not support the war due to bitterness over losing the Civil War. He . . . Map (db m82710) HM
48Georgia (Walker County), Chickamauga — Rosencrans AvenueMajor General William S. Rosencrans, USA 1819-1898
Rosencrans, born in Delaware County, Ohio, graduated from West Point in 1842 and joined the engineers. He resigned from the U.S. Army in 1845 and became an architect and civil engineer. He commanded the Army of the Cumberland, which was defeated at . . . Map (db m82727) HM
49Georgia (Walker County), Chickamauga — Start of the Atlanta CampaignHistoric Chickamauga Georgia
Following the Federal victories at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge in November, 1863, the Confederate army withdrew to Dalton, Georgia. The Federal Army at Chattanooga conducted periodic patrols into Walker County to forage and for . . . Map (db m76188) HM
50Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — The Meeting of the Rivers
Long known to the Indian who used the two great rivers as his highways for trade and war, this junction of the Ohio and the Mississippi was first sighted by Europeans when Marquette and Joliet glided past in 1673. Ten years later La Salle explored . . . Map (db m19390) HM
51Illinois (Coles County), Mattoon — Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant
May 1861 - Captain, Illinois Adjutant General's office April 1865 - General-in-chief armies of the United States "The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike as hard as you can . . . Map (db m188543) HM WM
52Illinois (Coles County), Mattoon — Mattoon's Union Agricultural Fairgrounds and Civil War Camp Grant
In 1859 the Mattoon Union Agricultural Fairgrounds, encompassing a 90-acre rectangle north and west of this location, was established by the Union Agricultural Fair Association, an organization of Mattoon men. The Union Fairgrounds consisted of . . . Map (db m188562) HM
53Illinois (Monroe County), Waterloo — Col. William R. Morrison
William R. Morrison, destined to be elected a Colonel during the American Civil War, was of Scotch-Irish descent, born on September 14, 1824. Although raised on a farm, upon his father's remarriage following the death of William's mother, they moved . . . Map (db m136540) HM
54Illinois (Pike County), Perry — General Grant and the 21st IL Regiment
Gen. U.S. Grant, commander of the 21st Regiment Illinois Volunteers was camped here with his regiment July 8, 1861Map (db m135377) HM
55Illinois (Sangamon County), New Berlin — Colonel Ulysses S. Grant
Colonel Ulysses S. Grant wrote orders for the 21st Illinois Volunteer Infantry while camped near this site July 4, 1861Map (db m32539) HM
56Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — Huntington Civil War Memorial
William M. Ager • William Bargrett • William Bowers • John P. Buchanan • William H. Bush • William H. Albertson • James Alexander • John Barnett • Henry C. Bowman • David Barnett • Samuel Brelsford • James O. Campbell • . . . Map (db m161526) WM
57Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Civil War Memorial
Pleasant Hill, La. O. A. Wilson, Co. B. 32d Iowa, Died of wounds received at Pleasant Hill, La. 1864. Samuel Robins, Co. B. 32d Iowa, Killed by a falling building at Eastpoint, Miss. Jan. 22, 1865. Lieut. W. C. . . . Map (db m89718) WM
58Kansas (Johnson County), Merriam — 05 — Merriam Park & George KesslerMerriam Historic Plaza Walking Path
With Kansas City becoming a focal point of trade and transportation, the Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad company saw the need for an amusement park to entertain the booming population in the area. The company purchased forty acres to establish Merriam . . . Map (db m46898) HM
59Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Grant
[Battles listed chronologically] Palo Alto : Resaca de la Palma : Monterey : Cerro Gordo : Contreras : San Antonio : Cherubusco : Vera Cruz : Molino del Rey : Chapultepec : City of Mexico Belmont ∙ Fort Henry ∙ Fort Donelson . . . Map (db m81734) WM
60Kansas (Leavenworth County), Leavenworth — 9 — General William Tecumseh Sherman"Local Lawyer & Total Warrior" — Historic Wayside Tour #9 —
The law firm of Sherman, Ewing and McCook was on the 2nd floor of a wooden building located in front of this pedestal. All four partners in the firm became general officers in the Union Army during the Civil War. The most famous member of the firm . . . Map (db m42154) HM
61Kentucky (Ballard County), Wickliffe — 27 — Fort Jefferson
Fort Jefferson (also known as Camp Crittenden) was the second of two Union Army posts established in Ballard County in September 1861, following the Confederate occupation of Columbus. Fort Jefferson was first established during the American . . . Map (db m18493) HM
62Kentucky (Ballard County), Wickliffe — 757 — Union Supply Base
One of first Kentucky positions, Fort Jefferson, occupied by Union troops after Confederate seizure of Columbus, Sept. 1861. From this base, Gen. U.S. Grant directed demonstration against Columbus, Jan. 1862. Troops from here joined in capturing Ft. . . . Map (db m18519) HM
63Kentucky (Carlisle County), Bardwell — 563 — Demonstration - 1862
Jan. 1862, Brig. Gen. U.S. Grant sent 5,000 USA troops from Cairo as a demonstration against Columbus, a Confederate stronghold on the Miss. River. Combined forces led by Brig. Gen. J.A. McClernand from Ft. Jefferson at Wickliffe through here to . . . Map (db m18487) HM
64Kentucky (Kenton County), Covington — 1594 — Grant House
From 1859 to 1873 this was the home of Jesse Root and Hannah (Simpson) Grant, parents of General Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States. Jesse served as the Postmaster of Covington from 1866 to 1872. Gen. Grant's sister, Mary, . . . Map (db m174671) HM
65Kentucky (Laurel County), East Bernstadt — Battle of Camp Wildcat
(Marker #1) The Navy In The Mountains Needing men with military training and political connections to the region, President Lincoln called upon two Navy officers to help organize the war effort in eastern Kentucky. William . . . Map (db m84338) HM
66Kentucky (Madison County), Bighill — 1905 — Merritt Jones / Wayside Tavern / Jones Tavern / CSA Cemetery
(Front): A log tavern down this lane was by 1830s an overnight stop on the Old State Road from Cumberland Gap to Lexington. The older half of building dates back to ca. 1800. During Civil War, Jones Tavern was alternately held by Confederate . . . Map (db m30986) HM
67Kentucky (Madison County), Richmond — Battle of Richmond, Ky.August 29-30, 1862
(Front): Confederates: 12,000 Infantry, 4,000 Cavalry Federals: 7,000 Infantry Generals Confederate, E. Kirby Smith Federal, William Nelson, M.D. Manson Losses Confederate, 75 killed, 200 wounded Federal, 206 killed, 844 . . . Map (db m30989) HM
68Kentucky (Marion County), Lebanon — Major General George H. Thomas at Lebanon, Kentucky
General Order No. 6, Department of the Army of Ohio, ordered General George H. Thomas, one of the Union Army's most capable generals, to establish his headquarters at Lebanon, Kentucky by November, 1861. His headquarters were on the second . . . Map (db m99411) HM WM
69Kentucky (McCracken County), Paducah — 924 — Grant's Proclamation
On this spot, September 6, 1861, Gen. U.S. Grant read proclamation to citizens of Paducah announcing that the Union Army was taking possession of town "to defend you" against Confederate attack. The "enemy" had taken "possession of and planted his . . . Map (db m154943) HM
70Kentucky (McCracken County), Paducah — 916 — Paducah, Kentucky / McCracken County
Paducah, Kentucky McCracken county seat, founded by Gen. William Clark of Lewis and Clark Expedition at confluence of Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. Named for legendary Indian Chief Paduke. Home of Vice Pres. Alben Barkley and birthplace of Irvin . . . Map (db m146587) HM
71Kentucky (McCracken County), Paducah — Union Gen. U.S. Grant
Union Gen. U.S. Grant occupied Paducah on Sept. 6,1861, building a pontoon bridge across the Ohio River to the Illinois shore. Ft. Anderson was built and named after Kentuckian and Ft. Sumter commander Maj. Robert Anderson. Attacked March 25 and . . . Map (db m49754) HM
72Kentucky (McCracken County), Paducah — 829 — Welcome to Paducah, Ky. / Barkley Field, Paducah, Ky.
Welcome to Paducah Ky. Founded by Gen. William Clark, 1827, at confluence of Tennessee, Ohio Rivers. Named for legendary Chickasaw Indian Chief Paduke. County seat McCracken County. Home Vice President Alben W. Barkley, this airport named in . . . Map (db m158861) HM
73Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Lake Providence — Grant's Canal
In early 1863 Federal General U.S. Grant dug a canal here connecting the Mississippi River and Lake Providence. This attempt to use bayous and rivers to bypass Vicksburg failed.Map (db m90201) HM
74Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Lake Providence — Soldiers' Rest
In early 1863, Union troops commanded by Gen. U.S. Grant dug a canal connecting the Mississippi River and Lake Providence. They camped in an area known as "Soldiers' Rest," which provided a temporary home.Map (db m89783) HM
75Louisiana (Grant Parish), Colfax — Grant Parish and Town of Colfax
Grant Parish was formed in 1869 from parts of Winn and Rapides parishes by Act 82 of the Louisiana legislature and named for President U.S. Grant.Colfax, incorporated in 1878, was named for Vice President Schuyler Colfax. Once known as Calhoun's . . . Map (db m136239) HM
76Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Mary King Fulford
Mary King Fulford was a childhood sweetheart of U.S. Grant in Georgetown, Ohio. After her marriage to John D. Fulford, they moved to Memphis, then in 1845 to Thibodaux. She cared for seven children, of whom several died in childhood, and played a . . . Map (db m113377) HM
77Louisiana (Madison Parish), Delta — Grant's Canal
During the summer of 1862, the Federals’ first attempt to bypass Vicksburg by digging a canal across DeSoto Peninsula failed. By January, 1863, the Federals had reoccupied the Louisiana shore opposite Vicksburg. Gen. U.S. Grant ordered work on the . . . Map (db m84467) HM
78Louisiana (Madison Parish), Delta — Grant's Canal
This canal was the third attempt by the Union armies to route gunboats around Vicksburg. Excavation was begun in January 1863, by order of General Grant with two regiments and 1,200 Negro laborers. Two dredge boats were used in February but were . . . Map (db m84469) HM
79Louisiana (Madison Parish), Delta — Mississippi Sidestep
In 1862, powerful Confederate guns along Vicksburg’s high bluffs kept the Mississippi River closed to Federal shipping. Union leaders decided the army should take the city by land to gain control of the river. But General Thomas Williams had a . . . Map (db m84468) HM
80Louisiana (Madison Parish), Tallulah — LA-GG-3 — Crescent Plantation
During the Civil War, Crescent was the home of Dr. D.M. and Elizabeth DeMoss Dancy. The house was built in 1832. When Gen. U.S. Grant's Federal forces occupied Madison Parish, an officer and several soldiers came to Crescent with orders to burn . . . Map (db m89054) HM
81Louisiana (Rapides Parish), Pineville — Deserting soldiers and the end of the war
On April 15, 1865 General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Brigadier General Ulysses Grant. At Fort Buhlow, soldiers quickly fled home, feeling that the end of the war was near. With the threat of a Union advance northward, Brigadier General Joseph . . . Map (db m148002) HM
82Louisiana (Tensas Parish), Newellton — Franklin Plantation
At the time of the Civil War, Franklin Plantation was owned by Dr. Allen T. Bowie. Other planters of this prosperous section of Louisiana owned more property and grew more bales of cotton, but Dr. Bowle's mansion was the grandest. A Confederate from . . . Map (db m137160) HM
83Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 12 — Maine's Voice Against Slavery / Le Maine Proteste Contre l'Esclavage
Charlotte Holand Vance Morrill could hold a grudge. When in 1869, her husband Lot lost his seat in the U.S. Senate to Hannibal Hamlin, she blamed James G. Blaine, who from then on she refused to allow in her house. Lot Morrill served . . . Map (db m186078) HM
84Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Lincoln in Annapolis
"Induced by a dispatch from General Grant, I join you at Fort Monroe as soon as I can come." Lincoln to Secretary Seward, 9:00 am, February 2, 1865 (sent in cipher). February 2, 1865: President Abraham Lincoln arrived at the Annapolis & . . . Map (db m38081) HM
85Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — Major General George G. MeadeFort George G. Meade - United States Army
George Gordon Meade was born on December 31, 1815, during his parents’ temporary residence in Cadiz, Spain. After arriving in the United States, he attended boarding schools in Philadelphia and Baltimore. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, . . . Map (db m17010) HM
86Maryland (Cecil County), Elkton — Creswell Hall
The home of John A. J. Creswell who nominated James Buchanan for President in 1856 and turned Republican in 1861. He was successively Assistant-Adjutant General of Maryland, member of the House of Representatives, Senator and Postmaster by . . . Map (db m145436) HM
87Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — John A. J. Creswell
Born at this house at Creswell’s Ferry, now Port Deposit, in 1828, John Creswell graduated from Dickinson College and became a lawyer. He was elected to the General Assembly in 1861, became Adjutant General in 1862, was elected to Congress that same . . . Map (db m145442) HM
88Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Battle of MonocacyThe Battle that saved Washington
Here along the Monocacy River on July 9, 1864, was fought the battle between Union forces under General Lew Wallace and Confederate forces under General Jubal A. Early. The battle, although a temporary victory for the Confederates, delayed their . . . Map (db m3218) HM
89Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — The Battle That Saved Washington
The Battle of Monocacy took place on July 9, 1864, in the valley before you. The battle pitted North against South, and Washington, D.C., was the prize. Richmond and Petersburg were endangered, but the Southern leader, General Robert E. Lee had . . . Map (db m3292) HM
90Maryland (Garrett County), Oakland — Garrett Memorial Church(St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church)
Directly behind you, John W. Garrett built Garrett Memorial Church in 1869 as a memorial to his brother Henry S. Garrett who died in 1867. The site was originally chosen by his brother for a church, but he died before steps could be taken to build . . . Map (db m467) HM
91Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Blair Family and the Civil War
In his declaration of war on April 15, 1861, President Lincoln made an urgent request: “I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate and aid said effort to maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our National . . . Map (db m82166) HM
92Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — “Hitching Post Hill” or “Ash Hill”
George Calvert sold this land, 1836, to Robert Clark, builder of the house, 1840. General Edward F. Beale, early surveyor and government agent in the southwest, bought the estate, 1875. Presidents Grant and Cleveland were frequent visitors as was . . . Map (db m3622) HM
93Massachusetts (Dukes County), Oak Bluffs — The Bishop Gilbert Haven Cottage
The Bishop Gilbert Haven Cottage. Visited by Pres. Grant 1874Map (db m177684) HM
94Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Lexington Ship Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of those who served aboard a ship named Lexington ----------------- April 18, 1988 ----------------- The Lexington Lions Club U.S.S. Lexington CV-16 Association 1st Lexington 16 Gun Brigantine Originally the merchantman . . . Map (db m18634) HM
95Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — The Battle Green
The battle fought on the Lexington Common between the British and the Americans on April 19, 1775 was one of the first great events of the American Revolution. But for a century afterwards, residents paid no particular attention to their town . . . Map (db m18480) HM
96Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Hull — Enlisted Men
Both Union Soldiers training at Ft. Warren and Confederate prisoners of war were quartered along this side of the fort, often in adjoining rooms. his area also contained a schoolroom, 1900-volume library, and a chapel which was used almost daily by . . . Map (db m59282) HM
97Michigan (Otsego County), Gaylord — Gaylord, Michigan
Settled in the year 1874 by the Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw Railroad, the new community was named for Augustine Smith Gaylord, an attorney for the railroad. Born in Jefferson, Ohio in 1831, he started the Saginaw Public School System in 1851. He . . . Map (db m33369) HM
98Mississippi (Benton County), Michigan City — Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign
On October 14, 1862, Confederate Gen. John Pemberton assumed command in Mississippi and east Louisiana. Eleven days later, Gen. Ulysses Grant became commander of Union forces in the region. Over the next 8 1/2 months, their forces fought for control . . . Map (db m84782) HM
99Mississippi (Claiborne County), Bruinsburg — Battle of Port Gibson – Grant’s MarchWindsor Battlefield Tour
The Battle of Port Gibson was one of the turning points of the War between the States, since this defeat of the Confederates led to the capture of Vicksburg. This strategic battle was fought eight miles west of Bethel Church on May 1, 1863. When . . . Map (db m105841) HM
100Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Bombardment of Confederate Fortifications by Federal GunboatsFort Gibson Historic Tour
The river on April 29, 1863, was at flood stage and falling. It was overflowing its banks from the bluffs on the east to high ground beyond the flood pain to the west. The river bend upstream just above the "Point of Rocks" force the current of the . . . Map (db m105714) HM

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