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|Remembering Ulysses S. Grant's visit to Japan|
After a stressful eight years as the 18th president of the United States, in the difficult reconstruction period following the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant (1822- 1885) sought a quieter life as a private citizen and planned a vacation to England with his wife and one of his sons to meet his daughter Nellie. But this voyage mushroomed into an unprecedented journey.
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Senators, others ask Park Service to restore Grant memorial
A group that includes Illinois senators Richard J. Durbin (D) and Mark Kirk (R) is urging Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar and the National Park Service to restore the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial that stands at the foot of Capitol Hill
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OF NOTEOf all of the icons of American culture the "dollar", and more generally, our currency is a symbol that is recognized and admired worldwide. America prints the portraits of our most revered presidents on our currency to honor and recognize their greatness. Among the best examples is the $50 bill displaying the portrait of President Ullyses S. Grant. Now there is proposal in Congress to replace President Grant on the $50 bill with President Reagan. Click on the $50 bill to read comments from Frank Scaturo about this proposal.
In this exclusive, four-part story package, the Grant Monument Association's Scott Berman explores the history, forms and implications of sculptural works depicting Ulysses S. Grant. Among those helping to tell the story are experts and practitioners, who share their views in a Q&A. Among the key questions raised by this package: What could the future hold for existing and new sculptures of Grant?
See our past series of articles HERE.
Overlook Pavilion Update
The National Park Service begins work to restore the dilapidated overlook pavilion across the street from Grant's Tomb.
Remaining Work to Be Done
See what work remains to be done to Grant's Tomb in a pictorial format.
Ulysses S. Grant was one of the great figures in American history. In war and in peace, his extraordinary leadership saved the Union and worked to insure a new era of peace and equality for all Americans. His death was followed by one of the largest outpourings of public grief in history, and Grant's Tomb was for many years among the most popular American landmarks. Over the course of the 20th century, however, Grant's reputation unjustly suffered, as general and especially as president, and his final resting place eventually became a national disgrace as it fell victim to desecration and neglect. The Grant Monument Association called the nation's attention to the deplorable condition of Grant's Tomb during the 1990's, and this website is presented to alert the public to what has been achieved and what remains to be done at this significant monument, as well as to further the education of the public on the life and legacy of a hero president who still commands a salute.
Tomb, officially designated as the General Grant National Memorial,
stands as a tribute to Ulysses S. Grant, the principal author of Union
victory during the Civil War and 18th president of the United States.
Located in Riverside Park in Manhattan near the intersection of
Riverside Drive and W. 122 Street, this granite and marble monument is
the final resting place of President Grant and his wife, Julia Dent
Grant. It is also the second largest mausoleum in the Western
Grant's Tomb, officially designated as the General Grant National Memorial, stands as a tribute to Ulysses S. Grant, the principal author of Union victory during the Civil War and 18th president of the United States. Located in Riverside Park in Manhattan near the intersection of Riverside Drive and W. 122 Street, this granite and marble monument is the final resting place of President Grant and his wife, Julia Dent Grant. It is also the second largest mausoleum in the Western Hemisphere.
Please visit this site again as it is expanded and updated.
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