Ulysses S. Grant
parents named him Hiram but called him by
his middle name, Ulysses, or "Lyss" for
short. When he entered West Point in 1839,
his name was mistakenly changed to U. Simpson.
He then became known as U.S. Grant, rather
than H.U. Grant, which stood for the initials
for his given name, Hiram Ulysses.
the age of nine, young Ulysses was so good
at breaking horses and teaching them to
pace that area farmers came to him to train
their horses. Grant's love of horses was
a large part of his life. Horses later played
an important role during his military career.
had no intention of continuing with a military
career when he graduated from West Point.
Actually, he wanted to continue his studies
and become a mathematics professor.
more about U.S. Grant:
Before the Presidency
The Hero of the Civil
Grant: A Misunderstood
A Loving Family Man
Life After the Presidency
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