Ulysses S. Grant: 3 Interesting Facts

Three interesting facts about Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States and the Commanding General of the United States Army at the end of the American Civil War.

  • The “S” in his name didn’t stand for anything. It was a mistake in his military school records that was never corrected.
  • He was very unlucky in business. He tried farming, real estate, rent collection, and even selling firewood, but ended up bankrupt.
  • He hated wearing army uniforms.  He received demerits for his unkempt uniforms during his days at military preparation school.

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