Where Did the ‘S’ Come From in Ulysses S. Grant?

Almost everyone has at least a passing familiarity with Ulysses S. Grant, the military and political figure — the general who helped win the Civil War for the Union and later became president of the United States. But there is much more to Grant than the military and the presidency. Just a little research into his past reveals that he was born, not Ulysses S. Grant, but rather Hiram Ulysses Grant on April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Ohio. So, where did the “S” come from? The story begins with Grant’s childhood, which was quiet for such a historic figure.

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