U. S. Grant TIMELINE before the Civil War

  • Ulysses’s father, Jesse Grant rare timeline, map
  • 1822 Ulysses Grant’s Birthplace: Point Pleasant, Ohio map, video
  • 1823-1836 (1-14 yrs.) Georgetown, Ohio timeline (detailed)
  • 1836-1837 (14 yrs.) Winter in Maysville, Kentucky photos
  • 1837-1838 (15 yrs.) attends a local subscription school
  • 1838-1839 (16 yrs.) Ripley, Ohio Grant Family & Anti-Slavery
  • 1839 (17 yrs.) travels Ohio River to the Hudson River
  • 1839-1843 (17-21 yrs.) West Point, New York
  • 1841 (19 yrs.) Summer 10-weeks in Bethel, Ohio
  • 1843 (21 yrs.) Graduation from US Military Academy
  • 1843 (21 yrs.) September 30 2nd LT in 4th Infantry, U. S. Army at Jefferson Barracks
  • 1844 (22 yrs.) Visits parents in Bethel, Ohio
  • 1844 (22 yrs.) May Visits Julia Dent in Carondelet, Missouri
  • 1844 (22 yrs.) June Stationed at Natchitoches, Louisiana
  • 1845 (23 yrs.) April Visits Julia Dent during 20-day leave of absence
  • 1845 (23 yrs.) July Stationed at New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1845 (23 yrs.) September Travels with Infantry to Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1845 (23 yrs.) September 30 Promoted to 2nd Lt
  • 1845 (23 yrs.) March 11-28 March to the Rio Grande
  • 1846 (23-25 yrs.) April 23 -1848 February 2 Mexican War:
  • 1846 (24 yrs.) May 8 Battle of Palo Alto [Brownsville] Texas
  • 1846 (24 yrs.) May 9 Battle of Resaca de la Palma Texas
  • 1846 (24 yrs.) August Carmargo; appointed regimental quartermaster
  • 1846 (24 yrs.) September 21–23 Battle of Monterrey Nuevo León, Mexico
  • 1846 (24 yrs.) December mouth of the Rio Grande with regiment
  • 1847 (24 yrs.) March 9-29 Battle of Veracruz Veracruz, Mexico to Mexico City
  • 1847 (24 yrs.) April 18 Battle of Cerro Gordo
  • 1847 (25 yrs.) August 19-20 Battle of Contreras el peñon, near Mexico City
  • 1847 (25 yrs.) August 20 Battle of Churubusco near Mexico City
  • 1847 (25 yrs.) September 6 Battle of Molino Del Rey near Mexico City
  • 1847 (25 yrs.) September 12-13 Battle of Chapultepec west of Mexico City
  • 1847 (25 yrs.) September 13-14 Battle for Mexico City
  • 1847 (25 yrs.) September 14-October 12 Siege of Puebla Puebla, Mexico
  • 1848 (25 yrs.) February 2 Mexican War officially ends
  • 1848 (26 yrs.) Spring Tacubaya, Mexico
  • 1848 (26 yrs.) May mountain climbed part of Popocatepetl, SE of Mexico City
  • 1848 (26 yrs.) May Visited caves in Mexico
  • 1848 (26 yrs.) June Regiment to Mississippi; Grant given leave from service to be married
  • 1848 (26 yrs.) August 22 Marriage to Julia Boggs Dent in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1848 (26 yrs.) to mid-October Honeymoon: steamboat St Louis to Louisville, Kentucky and Ohio. Stagecoach to Bethel Ohio.
  • 1848 (26 yrs.) November steamboat Ohio river to pick up Clara Grant in Bethel Ohio before taking railroad to Detroit. In Detroit, learns of reassignment to Sackets Harbor, New York
  • 1848-1849 Winter (27 yrs.) Sackets Harbor
  • 1849 (27 yrs.) April reassigned to Fort Brady near Detroit
  • 1850 May 30 (28 yrs.) son Frederick Dent Grant born in St Louis while USG in Detroit
  • 1851-1852 (29-30 yrs.) reassigned to Sackets Harbor
  • 1852 (30 yrs.) travels by ship from Fort Columbus in New York City to San Francisco, California via Isthmus of Panama
  • 1852 August 20 – September 14 (30 yrs.) stationed at Benicia and visits Knight’s Ferry, California
  • 1852 July 22 (30 yrs.) Second son, Ulysses S. Grant, Jr., born in Bethel, Ohio
  • 1852-1853 (30-31 yrs.) stationed as Post Quartermaster at Columbia Barracks [Fort Vancouver] in Oregon/Washington Territory
  • 1853 (31 yrs.) June-July Outfitting McClellan for transcontinental railroad surveying party, and Post Quartermaster at Columbia Barracks
  • 1853 (31 yrs.) August 5 U.S. Army Promotion to Captain
  • 1853 (31 yrs.) September 24 left for San Francisco
  • 1853 (31 yrs.) October 5th USG leases billiard hall in SF for one year with two others
  • 1853 (31 yrs.) October 11 recv’d order to report to Fort Humboldt in California
  • 1853 (31 yrs.) October-1854 January – on [unknown] detached service
  • 1853 (31 yrs.) October 30 – arrives back to Fort Vancouver from San Francisco
  • 1853 (31 yrs.) after Nov 26 – arrived back to San Francisco
  • 1853-1854 (31 yrs.) stationed at Fort Humboldt, Eureka, California
  • 1854 (31 yrs.) January 5 arrives at Fort Humboldt: the following details are to contemplate his state of mind before resigning from the Army in April ’54
  • 1854 (31 yrs.) Winter several small-sized dance parties at Fort Humboldt
  • 1854 (31 yrs.) Feb 2 writes to Julia “I have interests at other[places] which I can not help thinking about day and night.”
  • 1854 before Feb 5 (31 yrs.) requested orders to go home; waiting for reply by mail
  • 1854 (31 yrs.) Feb 5 troublesome-tooth drawn with difficulty, face swollen
  • 1854 (31 yrs.) Feb 5 writes, wishing for recruiting service if no other way to go home
  • 1854 (31 yrs.) Feb 6 writes, living with Col Buchanan and the Dr., with servant hire
  • 1854 (31 yrs.) March 6 writes “almost tempted to resign…it would only require the certainty of a moderate competency…” and that he is “staying in the house” and “gets so tired and out of patience for the lonliness [sic] of this place.”
  • 1854 (31 yrs.) March 25 writes, living with Mr. Hunt, “having each two comfortable rooms, plastered and with a brick chimney, to each….Except an occational [sic] ride of a few miles on horsback [sic] none of us go out at present…”
  • 1854 (31 yrs.) April 11 accepts Commission as Captain
  • 1854 (31 yrs.) April 11 sends letter of resignation from Army
  • 1854 (32 yrs.) May leaves Eureka, California for San Francisco
  • 1854 (32 yrs.) June 1-14 Steamboat Sierra Nevada from San Francisco to San Juan Del Sur Nicaragua
  • 1854 (32 yrs.) June 14-16 crossed 12 miles Nicaragua Isthmus by carriage, 55 miles across Lake Nicaragua, and 125 miles down the San Juan River by boat reaching Punta Arenas, port erected by Cornelius Vanderbilt, across the river from Greytown.
  • 1854 (32 yrs.) June 17 11:00AM Steamship Prometheus from Punta Arenas to NYC
  • 1854 (32 yrs.) stayed at The Astor House in Manhattan and traveled to Watertown, New York looking for Elijah Camp
  • 1854 (32 yrs.) Visited parents and siblings in their new home in Coventry, Kentucky. Stayed in Esculapia Springs for a few weeks with his brother Simpson, and worker, where Simpson managed tannery.
  • 1854 (32 yrs.) Lived with in-laws at the White Haven farm in Carondelet, Missouri
  • c. 1854 (32 yrs.) set up coal-burning fireplaces at Dent house
  • 1854-1855 (32-33 yrs.) According to Mary Robinson, Grant lived in St Louis on Walnut between Fifth and Sixth streets, St Louis before establishing residency on the Carondelet farm. In town “…he was carried into the house in an unconscious condition with a fearful wound in his head. We were told that his horse had run away and thrown him, and a friend with whom he was riding, to the ground. His friend escaped uninjured, but he was badly so badly hurt that the attending physicians watched him closely night and day for more than a week, fearing he would not recover.”
  • 1855 (33 yrs.) May 22 Grant appraised the Carondelet, Missouri estate of Richard Wells
  • 1855 (33 yrs.) June 11 Grant signs receipt to executor of estate of Richard Wells
  • 1855 (33 yrs.) Summer Grant family moved to Wish-ton-wish in Carondelet, Missouri
  • 1855 (33 yrs.) July 4 daughter Nellie born in Carondelet, Missouri
  • 1855 (33 yrs.) Early Summer to 1856 Late Winter
  • 1856 (33 yrs.) April 2 Grant begins “strict account of evry load of wood taken to the City, or Coal Banks…”
  • 1856 (33 yrs.) c. April Grant plants potatoes.
  • 1856 (33 yrs.) c. August – October Grant builds Hardscrabble cabin on Rock Hill Road, Carondelet, Missouri
  • 1856 (33 yrs.) c. September Grant plants wheat.
  • 1856 (33 yrs.) October to 1857 January Grant lives with wife and children at Hardscrabble cabin in Carondelet, Missouri
  • 1856 (33 yrs.) November 4 Grant voted for Buchanan “because he knew Fremont”
  • c. 1854 or c. 1857 (32-35 yrs.) Winter Hired men to clear land, split wood, and after April 2, 1856 he hauled the wood to St Louis, Jefferson Barracks, and sold posts to the mine.
  • 1857 (35 yrs.) January 14 Julia Dent Grant’s mother died; Fred. Dent Sr. moves to St Louis
  • 1857 (35 yrs.) Jan-1858 Oct Grant manages White Haven farm in Carondelet, Missouri
  • 1857 (35 yrs.) Grant requests employment as a commissary clerk to drive beef cattle and issue rations for an expedition to New Mexico, but they couldn’t use him
  • 1857 (35 yrs.) December pawned a gold watch in St Louis
  • 1858 (35 yrs.) February 6 son Jessie Root Grant, Jr. born in Carondelet, Missouri
  • 1858 (35 yrs.) March 21 wrote a letter from White Haven about Autumn crop
  • 1858 (35 yrs.) April 7 letter to J. O’Fallon about banking matters for Fred. Dent Sr.
  • 1858 (36 yrs.) Spring rented out Hardscrabble in Carondelet, Missouri and moved into White Haven
  • 1858 (36 yrs.) July or August St Louis: attended political speech
  • 1858 (36 yrs.) August-September Illness of Grant and his family, visiting guests, and 7 slaves
  • 1858 (36 yrs.) October 1 Grant writes that he plans on working in his father’s business
  • 1858 (36 yrs.) Nov 1 Grant sells Carondelet land for his father-in-law
  • 1859 (36 yrs.) January rented backroom of Boggs house in St Louis
  • 1858-59 Winter Partners with Boggs Real Estate business w office in McClellan & Hillyer law firm
  • 1859 (36 yrs.) Grant purchases a house on Lynch St in St Louis but the title isn’t good
  • c. 1859 (36 yrs.) March Grant purchases a house on Barton St St Louis, and Grant’s wife and children joined him from White Haven
  • 1859 (36 yrs.) March 29 Grant freed his slave William Jones; witnesses McClellan & Hillyer
  • 1859 (37 yrs.) August 15 applied for County Engineer position in St Louis
  • 1859 (37 yrs.) October 24 wrote from St Louis about brother looking after land in Texas
  • 1860 (37 yrs.) March 14 arrives by train to Covington, KY
  • 1860 (37 yrs.) March plans to take boat back to St Louis
  • 1860 (37-38 yrs.) April-May moves with family to Galena Illinois
  • 1860 (37-38 yrs.) works in father Jesse Grant’s leather shop in Galena
  • 1860-61 (38 yrs.) Winter travels on business to Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin
  • 1861 (38 yrs.) April 18 speaks in Galena to recruit for war
  • 1861 (38 yrs.) April 25 as a civilian, departs with Galena recruits to Springfield, Illinois
  • 1861 (39 yrs.) May 8 mustering officer in Springfield
  • 1861 (39 yrs.) May 24 wrote to Washington DC requesting an appointment
  • 1861 (39 yrs.) August 7 Brig-General of volunteers
  • 1861 (39 yrs.) September 4 Command headquartered at Cairo
  • 1861 (39 yrs.) Oct. 23 backdated to June 15 Appointed Col. of 21st Reg. Illinois Volunteers
  • 1861 *** details of Civil War left for other resources
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