Ulysses S. Grant

Early Life and Family

Did he marry?

Grant married Julia Boggs Dent on August 22, 1848, in St. Louis, Missouri. Grant was twenty-six years old and Julia was twenty-two. The couple’s parents did not approve of the marriage. Julia’s parents did not want their daughter to marry a military man, while Grant’s parents disapproved of the Dent family because they owned slaves.

A painting by Christian Schussele depicts the Civil War hero General Grant.


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