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Gen. U.S. Grant writing his memoirs, 1885.
You can read about Grant's experiences, achievements and regrets in his memoirs, which he is writing here in 1885

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Ulysses S. Grant Was Born
April 27, 1822

The quiet, unassuming, and keenly intelligent Grant suddenly found himself on the battlefields of the Mexican War (1846-48), a conflict he personally opposed but fought with great bravery. (During the Mexican War, the U.S. fought its neighbor to the south over disputed Texan land.) After the war, he returned home to wed his longtime fiancé, Julia Dent, but the couple had only four years together before Grant was transferred. Even a promotion did not relieve Grant's longing for his family and boredom with army routine. The 32-year-old captain resigned his commission in 1854.
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