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Frederick Dent Grant

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Frederick Dent Grant Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death
11 Apr 1912 (aged 61)
New York, New York County, New York, USA
Burial
West Point, Orange County, New York, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section 26, Row D, Grave 39
Memorial ID
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United States Army General. Son of President Ulysses S. Grant. Accompanied his father through much of General Grant's Civil War campaigns, often coming under hostile fire himself. Graduating from West Point in 1871, he served as an aide-de-camp to Lt. Gen. Philip Sheridan. He participated in exploration expeditions to the Yellowstone area and the Black Hills, and fought in the 1878 Bannock Indian War. After taking leave of the Army to travel abroad with his parents, and to serve as a secretary to his dying father, he returned to the Army at the onset of the Spanish-American War. Promoted Brigadier General, he commanded the district of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and fought in the Philippines. When he died in 1912, it was revealed he had also suffered throat cancer like his father.
United States Army General. Son of President Ulysses S. Grant. Accompanied his father through much of General Grant's Civil War campaigns, often coming under hostile fire himself. Graduating from West Point in 1871, he served as an aide-de-camp to Lt. Gen. Philip Sheridan. He participated in exploration expeditions to the Yellowstone area and the Black Hills, and fought in the 1878 Bannock Indian War. After taking leave of the Army to travel abroad with his parents, and to serve as a secretary to his dying father, he returned to the Army at the onset of the Spanish-American War. Promoted Brigadier General, he commanded the district of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and fought in the Philippines. When he died in 1912, it was revealed he had also suffered throat cancer like his father.

Bio by: RPD2


Inscription

MAJOR GENERAL U S ARMY

ELDEST SON OF
GENERAL AND PRESIDENT
ULYSSES S GRANT



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  • Added: Apr 25, 1998
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2302/frederick_dent-grant: accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Dent Grant (30 May 1850–11 Apr 1912), Find a Grave Memorial ID 2302, citing United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.