For real world information about Grant, see Ulysses S. Grant on Wikipedia.
For the former Caesar's Legion frumentarius, see Ulysses.

 
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Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States of America, serving from 1869 to 1877. Prior to his presidency, he was the commanding General of the Union Army in the American Civil War.

Background

Prior to his presidency (1869–1877), Grant graduated from West Point and served in the Mexican–American War before joining the Union Army during the American Civil War. A strategical genius, he quickly rose to general,[1] and won a number of battles under his command, eventually culminating in Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender to Grant. His stubbornness and knack for war secured victory for the Union and restored the United States under a single flag once more.[2][3][4] He attempted to achieve a third term in office in 1880, but was unsuccessful, and died five years later.

Notable quotes

  • "I have never advocated war except as a means of peace."
  • "Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions."
  • "Labor disgraces no man, but occasionally men disgrace labor."
  • "There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword."

Notes

Appearances

Ulysses S. Grant is mentioned in Fallout 3, the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Lonesome Road, and Fallout 76.

References

  1. Union guide: "The fort has fallen. General Grant would be ashamed to call you soldiers. Now go out there and shake hands with the enemy."
    (Union guide's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "So you're the one who sent the radio message - Ulysses."
    Ulysses: "Not my given name, close enough. Took it from history, found it in a book. It's an Old World name. Ulysses lived a long time ago, long before the Old World set fire to itself. He made a mark without being myth. Had to fight during a time when his world had two flags, and he had to make them one."
    (Ulysses' dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "You chose Ulysses because of the "two flags" reference - is that tied to the war in the Mojave?"
    Ulysses: "[SUCCEEDED] War. Call it that. Our part in it. Ulysses wasn't made for the flag he followed. He wasn't made for peace. That's the lesson. If you follow a symbol to the end, ask yourself what that means. More important, ask what happens after the end."
    (Ulysses' dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "Ulysses. Not the myth. You're honoring history, not stories."
    Ulysses: "[SUCCEEDED] History. Yes. Ulysses walked a hard road. A general, like Caesar and Oliver. He was Brahmin-stubborn, gave him strength on the battlefield. He led his side to victory, turned two flags into one. That's when he lost - when the fighting was done, the sickness took hold. Lesson there, if history's to be believed. One you should heed."
    (Ulysses' dialogue)
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