Ulysses Grant

Molly recalls a visit to Gibraltar of "general Ulysses Grant whoever he was or did supposed to be some great fellow." Grant (1822-85), one of the greatest figures of American military history, did pay such a visit in November 1878, a year and a half after the completion of his second term as U.S. President. At that time Molly would have been 8 years old.

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Photographic portrait of Grant from the 1870s, held in the Library of Congress. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Map of Grant's world tour by J. S. Kemp, published in J. R. Young's Around the World with General Grant (1879). Source: Wikimedia Commons.

The USS Indiana departing Philadelphia for England in 1877, by an unknown engraver, published in Young's Around the World with General Grant. Source: Wikimedia Commons.