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A Visit with General and Mrs. Grant

Grant Family

Ulysses and Julia began their life together after their wedding in 1848. They already had faced trials of uncertainty and separation that came with the Mexican War and Grant’s career as a soldier (until he resigned from the army in 1854). The years of struggle for financial security and his eventual triumph as commander-in-chief of the Union Army in 1865 followed.

Beginning in 1869, they spent 8 years in the White House during the tumultuous Reconstruction period, afterward traveling the world greeted by crowds, dignitaries, kings, queens, and emperors. Upon their return, they settled into a comfortable life centered on their children and grandchildren in their Manhattan townhouse. Whatever their circumstances, they were warmed by the joy of their happy family life and faith in each other.

Join living historians Steve Trimm and Melissa Trombley-Prosch as they interpret the life of Grant Cottage’s favorite grandparent couple through anecdotes and stories in the setting of one of their last visits to Saratoga in 1882. Their beloved eldest granddaughter, little Julia (portrayed by Delilah Robinson), will accompany the couple.

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