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Frederick Dent Grant (May 30, 1850 - April 12, 1912) was a soldier and U.S. minister to Austria. May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1912 was a leap year starting on Monday. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... A Minister is a true diplomat (not merely consular) accredited by one sovereign state to another who ranks below an ambassador. ...


Grant was the son of Ulysses S. Grant (eighteenth President of the United States) and Julia Boggs Dent. His father was in the United States Army when Frederick was born in St. Louis, Missouri. The family moved as the senior Grant was assigned to posts in Michigan and New York. Frederick spent his early childhood at his paternal grandparent's house while his father was stationed on the West Coast. After his father's resignation from the army, the family lived in St. Louis and in Galena, Illinois. He attended public school in Galena until the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861. Grant's father organized a volunteer regiment and was made colonel. Frederick accompanied his father when the regiment was sent to northern Missouri, but he was sent home when it arrived. He then rejoined his father off and on at several campaigns during the war. Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). ... The President of the United States (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... Julia Grant Julia Dent Grant (January 26, 1826 - December 14, 1902), wife of Ulysses S. Grant, was First Lady of the United States. ... US Army Seal HHC, US Army Distinctive Unit Insignia The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... Downtown Galena Galena is a city located in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. ... The American Civil War (1861–1865) was fought in North America within the United States of America, between twenty-three mostly northern states of the Union and the Confederate States of America, a coalition of eleven southern states that declared their independence and claimed the right of secession from the...


Grant was appointed to West Point in 1866 and graduated in 1871. He was assigned to the 4th U.S. Cavalry regiment. He took a leave of absence to work with the Union Pacific Railroad as a civil engineer. Late in 1871, he was aide-de-camp to General William Tecumseh Sherman in Europe. He rejoined the 4th Cavalry in Texas in 1872. Alternate meanings: West Point (disambiguation). ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Italian cavalry officers practice their horsemanship in 1904 outside Rome. ... A regiment is a military unit, larger than a company and smaller than a division. ... The Union Pacific Railroad NYSE: UNP is the largest railroad in the United States. ... An aide-de-camp (French: camp assistant) is a personal assistant, secretary, or adjutant to a person of high rank, usually a senior military officer or a head of state. ... Portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman by Mathew Brady General Sherman redirects here. ...


In 1873 he was assigned to the staff of General Phillip Sheridan and promoted to lieutenant colonel. He was on the Yellowstone Expedition and was with George Armstrong Custer during the Black Hills expedition. Philip Sheridan Philip Henry Sheridan (March 6, 1831 – August 5, 1888), a military man and one of the great generals in the American Civil War. ... George Armstrong Custer George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876) was an American cavalry commander in the Civil War and the Indian Wars who is best remembered for his defeat and death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn against a coalition of Native American tribes, led by... The Black Hills are a small, isolated mountain range rising from the Great Plains of North America in western South Dakota and extending into Wyoming, USA. Set off from the main body of the Rocky Mountains, the region is somewhat of a geological anomaly. ...


In 1874, Grant married Ida Marie Honoré (1854 - 1930), the daughter of Henry Hamilton Honoré, who made his fortune in Chicago real estate. They were married in Chicago and had two children: Julia (born 1876) and Ulysses III (born 1881). (Note: Ulysses IV was the son of Ulysses S. (Buck) Grant, Jr.) Article Entered in Year 2005 - Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the second-largest city in population in the United States, following New York City , and the largest inland city in the country. ... Ulysses S. Grant III (July 4, 1881 - August 29, 1968), the son of Frederick Dent Grant and the grandson of President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant, was an American soldier and planner. ... Ulysses S. Grant IV (May 23, 1893 - March 11, 1977), the son of Ulysses S. (Buck) Grant, Jr. ... Ulysses S. Grant Jr. ...


In 1877 he took a leave of absence to accompany his father on a trip around the world.


In 1878, Grant was in the Bannock War and was in the fight against Victorio in New Mexico. The Bannock War was a 1878 United States civil war primarily between the Bannock people and the Northern Shoshone, tribes of Native Americans, and the United States government. ... Victorio (Bidu-ya, Beduiat) (c. ...


He resigned from the army in 1881 and assisted his father in preparing the latter's memoirs. During this time he was in business in New York City.


In 1889, President Benjamin Harrison appointed him Minister to Austria. After Grover Cleveland became president, Grant was allowed to continue in his post. Grant resigned in 1893. Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States (1889-1893). ... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was the 22nd (1885–1889) and 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States, and the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. ...


Grant became a commissioner of police in New York City in 1894. The New York City Police Commissioner is the head of the New York City Police Department, appointed by the Mayor of New York City. ...


When the Spanish-American War started in 1898, Grant was colonel of the 14th New York Volunteers and was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers. He served in Puerto Rico. In 1899, Grant was sent to the Philippines, where he remained until 1902. In 1901, he was made a brigadier general in the Regular Army. The Spanish-American War took place in 1898, and resulted in the United States of America gaining control over the former colonies of Spain in the Caribbean and Pacific. ...


When he returned to the United States, he held various commands and was promoted to major general in 1906. He remained in the army until his death.


He died in New York City on April 12, 1912. He was buried in West Point Cemetery. April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1912 was a leap year starting on Monday. ... West Point Cemetery is an historic cemetery on the grounds of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. ...


External link

  • Obituary of Frederick Dent Grant from Report of the Sixth Reunion of the Grant Family Association at the Breevort House, Manhattan, New York City, Feburary 27, 1914, ed. by Frank Grant and Elihu Grant (Westfield, Mass.: n. p., 1914), pp. 26-29.

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SparkNotes: Ulysses S. Grant: Between Battles (792 words)
A year after Frederick's birth, Grant's regiment was transferred to the Pacific coast–a godsend of a posting in the mind of the romantic Julia.
Shortly before leaving for California, Grant had journeyed to Washington to plead for the pardon of a $1,000 fine that had been levied him in punishment for the disappearance of a sum of $1,000 from a quartermaster unit Grant had commanded, and was thus responsible for.
Grant's father, who felt his son could never make it as a businessman, tried unsuccessfully to block his son's resignation from the Army, appealing to a senator and even to the Secretary of War.
Frederick Dent Grant at AllExperts (632 words)
Frederick Dent Grant (May 30, 1850 – April 12, 1912) was a soldier and United States minister to Austria.
Grant was the first son of General of the Army and President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant and Julia Boggs Dent.
Grant was appointed to West Point in 1866 and graduated in 1871.
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