Hiram Ulysses Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio, on April 27, 1822. Grant's great-grandfather fought in the French and Indian War, and his grandfather also served in the American Revolution at Bunker Hill. In Grant's youth, he developed a flare for working, riding, and caring for horses. He realized that he had this skill due to him growing up and living at a farm in his childhood.
Impact on The Civil War
Grant's first military task was at the Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Missouri. He was satisfied with his commander, Stephen W. Kearny, but he looked forward to returning home to pursue his teaching career. This teaching career never happened, sadly. Grant soon rose to great power in the war after involvement in many battles in The Civil War. In battle, Grant always chose to ride the biggest, strongest, and most difficult horse to ride in battle.