General Ulysses S. Grant statue - Muskegon, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
N 43° 14.002 W 086° 15.161
16T E 560681 N 4787001
Quick Description: Located in the southern corner of Hackley Park (is that some kind of a joke?). This statue and the others that inhabit this park were a gift of Charles Hackley, a local lumber baron and Muskegon's greatest philanthropist.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 8/15/2007 7:31:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM20KK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member BillsBayou
Views: 122

Long Description:
The Civil War General of Generals.

Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the American general that became famous for the capture of Vicksburg in 1863 and Richmond in 1865. He accepted the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House. Lee became the eighteenth President of the United States (1869–1877).

Charles Hackley commissioned J. Massey Rhind to sculpt Grant's statue along with a statue of General William Tecumseh Sherman, while Charles Niehaus scuplted Abraham Lincoln and Admiral William Glasgow Farragut. Italian-born architect Joseph Carabelli designed the 76-foot tall, Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the same park. The four statues were dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1900.

Facts taken from: (visit link)
Union or Confederacy: Union - North

General's Name: Ulysses S. Grant

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