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Frederick Dent Grant, May 30, 1850-April 11, 1912, first child of Ulysses and Julia
Fred and Ida's Wedding, Part 1
From the Inter-Ocean, October 21, 1874
Fred and Ida's Wedding, Part 2
From the Inter-Ocean, October 21, 1874
Circumstances of Fred's Death, Article 1
From the New York Times, April 13, 1912
Circumstances of Fred's Death, Article 2
From Day Book (Chicago), April 12, 1912
Reminiscences of Gen. U. S. Grant, by Frederick Dent Grant
Read before Illinois Commandery Loyal Legion of the United States, January 27, 1910. Printed in The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, April 1914.
Fred's Description of General Grant
As told to Youth's Companion, January 19, 1899, p. 28-29.
A Chat With Fred Grant
Fred talks with a reporter about himself and his father. From The St. Louis Republic, Sunday, August 21, 1904.
Gen. Fred Grant On Drink
If one can believe this book, Stories of Hell's Commerce, edited by Elton Raymond Shaw and self-published in 1909, Fred admits to struggling with alcohol.
Three Generations of Grants
The April 27, 1912 issue of Literary Digest (Vol. 44, Jan.-June) reports on the death of Frederick Dent Grant and displays photos of Grant, Fred and Fred's son, USG III. Clara Barton died on the same day as Fred, April 12, 1912.
A Boy's Experience at Vicksburg
By Frederick Dent Grant, who, as a 12 year old, accompanied his father to Vicksburg.
Two Momentous Meetings
Speech by Fred given at the Chicago Commemoration of the Lincoln Centenary. From Abraham Lincoln, The Tribute of a Century, 1809-1909, pages 143-147. Edited by Nathan William MacChesney.
Fred recalls his visits to the White House when his father was appointed lieutenant general in early March 1864.
Wedding of USG, III and Edith Root
A grand affair on November 27, 1907, attended by President and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt.
Aspects of the Life of USG, III
Newspaper article describing his life as Grant's grandson. USG, III was an accomplished military man in his own right and a lifelong public representative of Ulysses S. Grant. This article is from 1961, the commencement of the centennial commemorations relating to the Civil War.
Information About His Life
Frederick Dent Grant from Wikipedia
- Born May 30, 1850 at St. Louis, Missouri.
- Attended West Point, graduating in 1871.
- Married Ida Marie Honore (b. June 4, 1854, d. 1930), October 20, 1874. In the side box, see a two part newspaper article on their wedding.
- Children: Princess Julia Grant Cantacuzene, Ulysses S. Grant III. In the side box, see two newspaper articles about Mrs. Cantacuzene's wedding in Newport, RI in 1899.
- An article about Prince Michael and Julia Cantacuzene may be accessed here: Prince Michael and Princess Julia Cantacuzene from the Sarasota Herald Tribune.
- Prince Michael at Find-a-Grave here.
- Julia Grant Cantacuzene's book My Life Here and There is accessible full text in Google Books. It includes poignant memories of her grandfather near the end of his life.
- Julia Grant Cantacuzene information and photos. At Find-a-Grave. She died October 4, 1975.
- See the side box for articles about Ulysses S. Grant, III, Fred and Ida's son.
- U.S. Minister to Austria-Hungary, 1890-1893.
- New York City Police Commissioner, 1895-1897.
- Major General, United States Army. Fought in the Spanish American War.
- Died in New York City, April 11, 1912. Summary of His Life. From Find-a-Grave.
- Fred and Ida are buried in the West Point cemetery. Find-a-Grave.
- In the boxes at the side and to the bottom of this screen are newspaper articles featuring Fred reminiscing about his father. Fred at Vicksburg. Fred's description of General Grant at Home. Grant as His Son Saw Him. Fred's Description of General Grant as Told to Youth's Companion Magazine. A Conversation With Fred Grant.
- Accompanied his father in various engagements during the Civil War. Scroll to the bottom of this screen for a newspaper article, Fred at Vicksburg.
- Correspondence of Ida Grant housed at the U. S. Grant Presidential Library.
- Books featuring Frederick Dent Grant.
- The Vicksburg Veteran, by Ferdinand Nicolas Monjo. Simon & Schuster, 1971.
- Under Siege: Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg. Chapter 3, The General's Boy Goes to War, Spring, 1863, by Andrea Warren. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2009.
From The Reading Eagle, April 12, 1912, via Google News. Long article with details not easily found elsewhere.