Speaker Discusses Ulysses S. Grant Aug. 21

By Eric Englund | Aug 13, 2019

Surf City — The life of Ulysses S. Grant is the subject of a talk on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Historian Jim Segrave-Daly will lead a discussion of Ulysses S. Grant; from his humble beginnings as a trainer of Union military recruits in 1861 to becoming the most acclaimed Union general by the end of the Civil War, thanks in large part to his mastery of army movements and logistics, as well as his shared visions of a post-war union with Abraham Lincoln.

After the Civil War, he served as acting U.S. secretary of war. In 1869 he became the country’s 18th President, and was in office until 1877. He died in 1885 at the age of 63.

Grant’s Tomb, officially the General Grant National Memorial, is the final resting place for him and his wife, Julia Dent Grant. It is a classical domed mausoleum, located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Upper Manhattan in New York City.

Segrave-Daly is a teacher with a bachelor’s degree from Penn State. To register for the program, call the branch at 609-494-2480. —E.E.

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