He was born Hiram Ulysses Grant so the S. does not stand for a middle name as most would assume. The S. came to be when he was nominated by Congressman Thomas L. Hamer for a position at West Point. Congressman Hamer mistakenly nominated him as Ulysses S. Grant. Because of this mistake, Ulysses adopted the initial S. and was given the nickname “Sam” by some of his classmates. The S. was never part of his real name and was completely made up due to an error.Grant's real name was Hiram Ulysses Grant, but it was entered incorrectly as Ulysses S. Grant when he went to West Point. Since he was embarrassed by his real initials he didn't tell anyone and ended up going by Ulysses S. Grant for the rest of his life.

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Ulysses Grant

grant couldnt stand the sight of blood.

As president, Grant received a speeding ticket by a police officer who failed to recognize him. He was fined for driving his horse too fast through the streets of D.C.

Grant served as a U.S general and commander of the unions armies during the late years of the American civil war ,also later became the 18 president .

He was in the american civil war. after the war was over he was promoted to major general.

Grant started out with Illinois militia and moved up the ranks in the army general . 1862 grant had his first major victory when he captured fort Donetson in Tennessee .

Early years

Grant didnt want to be a tanner like his father .His dad suggested that he join the military academy at west point .

fun facts

When he was at West Point, his fellow Cadets called him Sam because U.S. could have stood for Uncle Sam.

When word got out that he was smoking a cigar during his famous attack on Fort Donelson, people sent him thousands of cigars to celebrate his victory.

Grant was consider one of the worst president .@chelsie

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3 years ago

He was known as " king of america" and "hero of freedom"