GENERAL ULYSSES S GRANT GETTYSBURG VICKSBURG WEST POINT

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PRESENTING FOR AUCTION: A 125 YEAR OLD BIOGRAPHY OF CIVIL WAR HERO AND UNITED STATES PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT

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FROM TANNERY TO THE WHITE HOUSE: THE LIFE OF ULYSSES S. GRANT : His Boyhood, Youth, Manhood, Public and Private Life and Services, Sickness and Death William M.Thayer

1886. James H. Earle Pub. Boston. 480 pages. Hardcover. 5" x 8". Decorative-Gilt Cover. Twenty-One Illustrations.

The life of Civil War hero and President Ulysses S. Grant. The book chronologically follows Grant's life with an emphasis on his military career and Presidential years. Enhanced with 21 black and white illustrations.

CONDITION: SOLID and CLEAN. Covers are bright. Internally, the plates are nice with the text pages showing age-toning.. Remnants of a bookplate on front endpaper. Upper corner clipped on flyleaf. Dampstain on frontispiece... Note: This is a short summation of the book and its condition ..Please contact with specific questions.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I BALLOTING FOR A NAME. Point Pleasant—Jesse Grant's Son—General Joy—Ten Pounds and Three-quarters—The Young Couple Popular—Naming the Baby—A Difficult Problem—Visit to Grandpa Simpson's—A Scene—Discuss- ing a Name—Proposition to Ballot for it—Hannah'

CHAPTER II. "chip Op The Old Block." Genealogy by Richard A. Wheeler—A Dialogue about his Ancestry— Seventeen Ship-loads in 1630—" Honest Matthew Grant"—Religious People—Settled near Boston—Short of Food—Matthew's Wife Dies —He goes to Connecticut Valley—Influential Man—Fights Schism in Church—Marries Again and has Eight Children—Matthew's Son Samuel—Samuel's Son Samuel—Second Samuel's Son Noah—Noah's Son Noah—Heroic Officers in Wars—The Military Noah Removes to Pennsylvania—Two Years Later Removes to Ohio—Jesse Grant Married—Ulysses Born—Indian Troubles—Jesse at Five Years of Age—Loyalty Hereditary—Carrying Grist to Mill—In Trouble— Family Broken Up—Home at Judge Tod's—Silver Spoons—Learning Tanning Business—Setting Up for Himself—Marrying at Twentyfive—Courting in a Business Way—Married—Speaker and Poet— Educated by Business- -Chip Larger than the Block 85

CHAPTER III. HOME AND MOTHER. A Scholar's Remark—John Adams's Letter—Jesse Grant's Estimate of his Wife—A Neighbour's Opinion—Key to his Home-Life—His Home more Attractive than Beer-shop—Fired a Pistol at Two Years of Age—Difference between Mr. and Mrs. Grant—Her Modesty and Humility—Force of this Quality in the Family—An Amusing Inci- dent—What Ulysses' Father said of his Modesty—Riding a Pony when Two Years Old—Later, a Furious Pony Ride—No Element of Fear—His Mother's View 45

CHAPTER IV. THE LOG SCHOOL-HOUSE. Beginning of School DayB—Poor Schools and Teachers—Slow, not Brill- iant—The Difficult Lesson—His Nicknames—The Teacher's Rebuke and Advice—Talent and Energy—"Ulysses Grant"—Excelled in Arithmetic—The Declamation—His Canadian Cousin—Military An- cestors—A Contest over Washington—The Reproof of his Mother— His Father's Interference—The Phrenologist and his Remark—Love of Games—Nice Sense of Honour and Justice—The Broken Pane— Expert in Drawing Horses—Love of Horses Interferes with Studies— Going to School in Kentucky—At School in Ripley—Too Large to be Educated by Schools—Washington Greater than Schools—Abraham Lincoln too Large for any School Curriculum—True also of James A. Garfield—True of U. S. Grant 52

CHAPTER V. THE TANNER BOT. The Tanning Business—The Bark Mill—Process of Grinding Described —Does not Like the Tannery—Hauling Brush with the Colt—Pro- priety of the Beast—The Pile of Brush—His Father's Wonder—The Result—The Drunken Journeyman and his Expulsion—Teaming at Eight Years ...

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