Includes 12 maps and photographs.
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The Union's most famous general is nearly always described as quiet. Ulysses S. Grant's silence is usually interpreted as indifference on the question of slavery.  Yet pieces from Ulysses' childhood lead right into the heart of Ohio's antislavery and Underground Railroad community.
Ulysses grew up surrounded by adult children of Ohio's antislavery pioneers. People befriending Ulysses and his parents came down on both sides of the question regarding the best path to end slavery.  Some pushed toward confrontation; others did everything in their power to avert it.  Both groups provided release to the captives.
After scrutinizing shards of history, the mystery of Ulysses S. Grant transforms into an illustration of Margaret Mead’s quote: “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world.  Indeed it is all that ever has."
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Adams County Historical Society
507 North Cherry Street
West Union, OH 45693
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US Grant Boyhood Home
219 East Grant Avenue
Georgetown, OH 45121
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U.S. Grant Birthplace
1551 Ohio 232
Point Pleasant, OH 45153
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John P Parker House
330 Front St.
Ripley, OH 45167
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Rankin House State Memorial
Ripley, OH
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Bracken County Historical Society
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Brooksville, KY 41004
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Ripley, OH 45167
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