Ulysses S. Grant dies from cancer

July 23, 1885

Ulysses S. Grant dies from cancer

Born Hiram Ulysses Grant in 1822, Grant was the Union General who accepted the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House in 1865, effectively ending the War Between the States. He later became the 18th President of the United States.

Grant died of cancer on July 23, 1885.

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