Galena, Illinois, Illinois

The Illinois Residence Of Former Civil War General And Reconstruction President Ulysses S. Grant

In 1860, before the start of the U.S. Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant moved his family to the town of Galena, Illlinois.

Including Grant, a total of nine U.S. Civil War Generals lived in the town of Galena, Illinois. One of Grant’s friends, with a residence a few blocks from his home in Gelena, served as the ambassador of France during his term as President.

After Grant’s passing from cancer, a statute of him was erected near his home in area called “Grant’s Park”.

Grant’s Park consists of a few cannons, including one which was fired in Galena on the day that Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured.

Author Philip Andrew Hamilton in front of the Napoleon Cannon.