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Ulysses S. Grant
American Civil War American Civil War
American Civil War
ServiceCampaigns: Vicksburg Chattanooga Overland Petersburg AppomattoxGeneral Order No. 11Post-war army servicePresident of the United States Presidency1868 presidential campaignElection1st inauguration1872 reelection campaignElection2nd inaugurationReconstruction 15th AmendmentScandals Reforms Grantism Peace Policy Judicial AppointmentsPost-PresidencyLater life World tour 3rd term bid Tomb Memorial Historical reputation Depictions Memoirs Bibliographyv t eUlysses Simpson Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant;[a] April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American soldier and statesman who served as Commanding General of the Army and President of the United States, the highest positions in the military and the government of the United States
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Alma Mater
Alma mater
Alma mater
(Latin: alma "nourishing/kind", mater "mother"; pl. [rarely used] almae matres) is an allegorical Latin
Latin
phrase for a university or college. In English, this is largely a U.S. usage referring to a school or university from which an individual has graduated or to a song or hymn associated with a school.[1] The phrase is variously translated as "nourishing mother", "nursing mother", or "fostering mother", suggesting that a school provides intellectual nourishment to its students.[2] Fine arts will often depict educational institutions using a robed woman as a visual metaphor. Before its current usage, Alma mater
Alma mater
was an honorific title for various Latin
Latin
mother goddesses, especially Ceres or Cybele,[3] and later in Catholicism for the Virgin Mary
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Vice President Of The United States
The Vice President of the United States
United States
(informally referred to as VPOTUS, or Veep) is a constitutional officer in the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States
United States
as the President of the Senate under
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Manhattan
Coordinates: 40°47′25″N 73°57′35″W / 40.79028°N 73.95972°W / 40.79028; -73.95972Manhattan New York CountyBorough of New York City County of New York StateView from Midtown Manhattan facing south toward Lower ManhattanFlagEtymology: Lenape: Manna-hata (island of many hills)Nickname(s): The City[1]Location of Manhattan, shown in red, in New York CityCoordinates: 40°43′42″N 73°59′39″W / 40.72833°N 73.99417°W / 40.72833; -73.99417Country  United StatesState  New YorkCounty New York (Coterminous)City  New YorkSettled 1624Government • Type Borough (New York City) • Borough President Gale Brewer
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin) (de facto) "Out of many, one" "Annuit cœptis" (Latin) "H
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21st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment
The 21st Regiment
Regiment
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Infantry
was a militia infantry regiment that served in the Union Army
Union Army
during the American Civil War.Contents1 Service 2 Total strength and casualties 3 Commanders 4 See also 5 Notes 6 ReferencesService[edit] The 21st Illinois Infantry
Infantry
was organized at Mattoon, Illinois
Mattoon, Illinois
and mustered into Federal service on June 28, 1861. The regiment was mustered out on December 16, 1865. Total strength and casualties[edit] The regiment suffered 1 officer and 51 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 2 officers and 127 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 181 fatalities.[1] Commanders[edit] Colonel
Colonel
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S

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United States Secretary Of War
The Secretary of War was a member of the United States
United States
President's Cabinet, beginning with George Washington's administration. A similar position, called either "Secretary at War" or "Secretary of War", had been appointed to serve the Congress of the Confederation
Congress of the Confederation
under the Articles of Confederation
Articles of Confederation
between 1781 and 1789. Benjamin Lincoln
Benjamin Lincoln
and later Henry Knox
Henry Knox
held the position. When Washington was inaugurated as the first president under the Constitution, he appointed Knox to continue serving. The Secretary of War was the head of the War Department. At first, he was responsible for all military affairs, including naval affairs
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Commanding General Of The United States Army
Prior to the institution of the Chief of Staff of the Army in 1903, there was generally recognized to be a single senior-most officer in the United States Army
United States Army
(and its predecessor the Continental Army), even though there was not a statutory office as such. During the American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War
(1775–1783), the title was Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. In 1783, the title was simplified to Senior Officer of the United States Army. In 1821, the title was changed to Commanding General of the United States Army
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Military Division Of The Mississippi
The Military Division of the Mississippi
Military Division of the Mississippi
was an administrative division of the United States Army
United States Army
during the American Civil War
American Civil War
that controlled all military operations in the Western Theater from 1863 until the end of the war. History[edit] The Division was originally created by President Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
to reorganize the Union troops in the Western Theater after the serious Union defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga. Its first commander, "with his headquarters in the field," was Major General
Major General
Ulysses S. Grant. The Division was organized on October 16, 1863 to consist of the Departments of the Ohio, the Tennessee, and the Cumberland, which embraced all of the Union armies stationed between the Mississippi River and the Appalachian Mountains
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Wilton, New York
Wilton is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The population was 16,173 at the 2010 census. The Town of Wilton is in the northeastern part of the county, northeast of Saratoga Springs, which it borders.Contents1 History 2 Notable people 3 Geography 4 Demographics 5 Government 6 Communities and locations in Wilton 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (January 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)The region, once called "Palmertown," was first settled around 1764. The Town of Wilton was created in 1818 from the Town of Northumberland. The Grant Cottage State Historic Site
Grant Cottage State Historic Site
is located in Wilton, in an area known as Mount McGregor, which is the highest peak of the Palmertown Range, mostly north of Wilton
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General Of The Army (United States)
General of the Army (abbreviated as GA)[1] is a five-star general officer and the second highest possible rank in the United States Army. A General of the Army ranks immediately above a general and is equivalent to a Fleet Admiral and a General
General
of the Air Force.[2] There is no established equivalent five-star rank in the other federal uniformed services (Marine Corps, Coast Guard, United States
United States
Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps). Often called a "five-star general", the rank of General of the Army has historically been reserved for wartime use and is not currently active in the U.S. military. The General of the Army insignia consisted of five 3/8th inch stars in a pentagonal pattern, with points touching
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United States Military Academy
The United States Military Academy
United States Military Academy
(USMA), also known as West Point, Army, Army West Point,[6] The Academy or simply The Point, is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York, in Orange County. It was originally established as a fort that sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River
Hudson River
with a scenic view, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. It is one of the four U.S. military service academies, and one of the five U.S. service academies. The Academy traces its roots to 1801, when President Thomas Jefferson directed, shortly after his inauguration, that plans be set in motion to establish the United States Military Academy
United States Military Academy
at West Point. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments
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4th Infantry Regiment (United States)
Tecumseh's WarBattle of TippecanoeCreek War Seminole WarsBattle of Negro Fort Siege of Fort BarrancasBlack Hawk War Rogue River Wars Yakima War Puget Sound
Puget Sound
WarBattle of SeattleWar of 1812Siege of Detroit Battle of PlattsburghMexican WarBattle of Palo Alto *Battle of Resaca de la Palma Battle of MontereyPig War American Civil WarBattle of Yorktown Battle of Gaines Mill Second Battle of Bull Run Battle of Antietam Battle of Fredericksburg Battle of Chancellorsville Battle of Gettysburg Battle of the Wilderness Battle of Spotsylvania Court House Battle of Cold Harbor Siege of PetersburgSioux WarsFort Reno Skirmish Battle of Prairie Dog Creek Battle of Rosebud Meeker massacreSpanish WarBattle of El Caney Siege of SantiagoFilipino War World War IWestern FrontWorld War II Iraq War Afghanistan WarInsigniaDistinctive unit insigniaU.S
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General Order No. 11 (1862)
General Order No. 11 was the title of an order issued by Major-General Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
on December 17, 1862, during the American Civil War. It ordered the expulsion of all Jews in his military district, comprising areas of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky. The order was issued as part of a Union campaign against a black market in Southern cotton, which Grant thought was being run "mostly by Jews and other unprincipled traders."[1] In the war-zone, the United States licensed traders through the United States Army, which created a market for unlicensed ones. Union military commanders in the South were responsible for administering the trade licenses and trying to control the black market in Southern cotton, as well as for conducting the war
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