General U. S. Grant

Join us at the Historic Green Street Church at 7pm on Tuesday, April 25th for a visit from General Ulysses S. Grant portrayed by Dr. Phillip T. Kolbe.

U. S. Grant was born April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1843 and earned early promotion for bravery in Mexican War. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he received a commission as a Colonel in the Illinois militia. Leading troops to victory at Forts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg and Chattanooga, he was promoted to Lieutenant General and commanded all U.S. forces until he accepted the surrender of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia. He comes to the Historic Green Street Church to share Leadership and Life Lessons from his military career.

Dr. Phillip T. Kolbe as U.S. Grant

Dr. Phillip T. Kolbe as U.S. Grant

Incidentally, the “S.” in his name does not stand for anything. He was born Hiram Ulysses Grant, When he was 17, his father arranged for him to enter the United States Military Academy at West Point. A clerical error had listed him as Ulysses S. Grant. Not wanting to be rejected by the school, he changed his name on the spot. Ulysses S. died in 1885 and is buried in Grant’s Tomb in New York City.

Dr. Kolbe presents a realistic look-alike impression of General Grant. During his presentations he projects a feeling of learning while living in the Civil War era. His portrayal of General Grant is a fun experience for the entire family.

 

 

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