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Ulysses S. Grant Information Center: Frederick Dent Grant

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Frederick Dent Grant, May 30, 1850-April 11, 1912, first child of Ulysses and Julia

Frederick Dent Grant


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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 CantacuzeneUlysses S. Grant III
    • Prince Michael at Find-a-Grave here.
    • Julia Grant Cantacuzene's book My Life Here and There is accessible in Hathitrust. The first two chapters cover her Childhood Impressions and her Grandfather's Illness and Death. 
  • 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.
    • ‚ÄčThe 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.


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