Galena, Illinois, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Jo Daviess County
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The Ulysses S. Grant Home in Galena, Illinois is the former home of Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War General and later 18th President of the United States. The home was given to Grant by residents of Galena as thanks for his war service in 1865, and has been maintained as a memorial to Grant since 1904. The home was constructed in 1859 - 1860 and designed by William Dennison. The home was designated a National Historic Landmark on December 19, 1960 and added to the National Register of Historic Places upon its inception in 1966. In the years leading up to the Civil War, Grant and his family lived in Galena, with Grant working at a store owned by his father and managed by his brothers. Grant and his wife Julia rented a brick home, which...