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State of birthOhio
88.6%
Given name at birthHiram
85.4%
Year of birth1822
84.8%
Alma materUS Military Academy
84.8%
One of two best subjects in collegeHorsemanship and Math
81%
War fought in before the civil warMexican War
79.7%
Father's occupationTanner
77.2%
Was Grant a slave owner?Yes, while farming
76.6%
Mother's maiden nameHannah Simpson
70.9%
Woman he married after graduatingJulia Dent
68.4%
Nickname first given to him in collegeSam
67.1%
Rumor was that Grant resigned for this reasonDrunkenness
66.5%
His rank when he resigned from the Army in 1854Captain
62%
Name any of the occupations Grant tried unsuccessfully from 1854-1861Farmer, bill collector, salesman in family harness shop
60.8%
Major city surrendered to Grant on July 4, 1863Vicksburg
60.8%
First job given to him in the armyQuartermaster
58.2%
Two generals he served under during that warZachary Taylor and Winfield Scott
57.6%
Question Answer % Correct
First given rank when he volunteered in 1861Colonel
57.6%
Name one of the two forts captured by Grant's forces in 1862Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
55.7%
Denomination of bill where Grant's photo appearsFifty Dollar Bill
55.7%
New nickname given after the capturesUnconditional Surrender Grant
54.4%
Year Grant was elected President1868
53.2%
Where did Lee surrendered to GrantAppomattox Court House
48.1%
Book that Grant wrote, finishing just shortly before his deathMemoirs
46.8%
Commander of the Army of the Potomac under GrantMajor General George Meade
44.9%
City where Grant is buriedYes, in Grant's Tomb in New York City
44.9%
Cause of deathThroat cancer
44.3%
Grant's close friend and the commander of troops in the Western theaterWilliam Tecumseh Sherman
43.7%
Battle where Grant first fought the forces of Robert E. LeeThe Battle of the Wilderness
39.2%
After this victory Grant was brought east to command the Union armiesChattanooga
37.3%
Author who published Grant's first bookMark Twain
36.7%
Trip Grant took after leaving the White HouseTour of the World
35.4%
President number18th
0%
Political partyRepublican
0%

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