Ulysses S. Grant

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Ulysses S. Grant started as a junior officer during the U.S.-Mexican War. He quickly moved through the ranks as a fearless soldier and master of logistics. He joined Zachary Taylor at Resaca de la Palma and General Winfield Scott to Mexico City. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Grant returned to the military and forced the surrender of General Robert E. Lee’s army in Virginia. He then became President from 1868 to 1876.