Ulysses Simpson Grant by William Meijer


Ulysses Simpson Grant


William Meijer

Ref GM141
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 26" x 32" (65 x 81 cm)
Overall Size 28" x 34" (69 x 85 cm)
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Lieutenant General Ulysses Simpson Grant was an uncommon General for the Union. After successful operations in Mississippi he was placed in command of all the armies in the West. He subsequently raised the siege of Chattanooga and sent General William Tecumseh Sherman to do the same at Knoxville. In 1864 he was appointed to the recreated rank of Lieutenant General and given command of the entire Union army. In February 1862, Ulysses led the Union forces to victories at Forts Henry and Donelson in Tennessee. He earned the nickname "Unconditional Surrender" Grant at Fort Donelson, when he stated to the surrendering General: "No terms except unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted." Finally, at Appomattox Courthouse, on the 12th of April 1865, Ulysses Simpson Grant met with Robert E. Lee to discuss the terms of the Confederate surrender, which ended the Civil War. In 1869 Grant became the 18th president of the United States. In Unconditional Surrender Grant is sitting in front of his Headquarters Flag in the chair in which he sat during the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. His official uniform, insignia and setting of buttons identify him as a Lieutenant General.