Monday, March 21, 2022

Episode 18 - Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant graduated from West Point and fought bravely in the Mexican-American War,  but in 1854 he resigned from the U.S. Army in disgrace and went on to fail in a series of occupations. The outbreak of the Civil War changed his life forever. His quiet modesty and fearless aggression set him apart from other Union commanders, fueling a meteoric rise through the ranks and eventually making him the only general Lincoln trusted to beat the Confederacy. When the nation elected him president in the midst of Reconstruction, Grant learned that winning the war was much simpler than securing the peace.  

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Short, thick wife wanted – Argus and Patriot (Montpelier, VT) – January 9, 1873

Hopkins’ Magic Gold Dust – Argus and Patriot (Montpelier, VT) – January 9, 1873

Dionas Fitch’s wife Agnes has left him – The Kingston Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) – April 17, 1874

Agnes Fitch provides justification – The Kingston Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) – April 18, 1874

106-year-old Silas Cooper seeks 16-year-old wife  – The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH) – September 18, 1872

Silas Cooper, oldest man in West Virginia – Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – September 16, 1872

Silas Cooper’s remarkable longevity – The Chicago Evening Mail (Chicago, IL) – September 30, 1872

Baby for adoption by wealthy family – New York Daily Herald (New York, NY) – June 4, 1869

Absolom Gardner’s wife has left him – The Cairo Bulletin (Cairo, IL) – May 26, 1872

Mrs. Gardner says her husband mistreated her – The Cairo Bulletin (Cairo, IL) – May 28, 1872

Mrs. Gardner repents – The Cairo Bulletin (Cairo, IL) – August 1, 1872

Guaranteed cure for insanity – Northumberland County Democrat (Sunbury, PA) – June 18, 1875

Woman meat cook wanted – New York Daily Herald (New York, NY) – April 27, 1869

Dirt for sale – The Tiffin Tribune (Tiffin, OH) – May 1, 1873