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Many U.S. presidents experience life in the military and on the battlefields of different wars throughout history. Yet one of the best-known military presidents is Ulysses S. Grant, graduate of West Point, army member during the Mexican-American war, and Commanding General of the Union Army during the Civil War.
Surprisingly, Grant chose to retire from the U.S. Army after the Mexican-American War. Yet he struggled with civilian life, missing the military greatly. As soon as the Civil War began in 1861, Grant rejoined the army and began fighting for the Union. He quickly took charge, taking control of Kentucky and Tennessee and leading the Union Army to victory at the Battle of Shiloh. Grant was an aggressive commander, coordinating battles, seizing cities, and bringing defeat to the Confederate Army. In March 1864, President Abraham Lincoln promoted Grant to lieutenant general and named him the official Commanding General of the Army. Under his leadership, the Union brought bloody defeats to Robert E. Lee’s men and ultimately secured surrender on April 9, 1865, at Appomattox.
With the Civil War over, Grant put his army to work overseeing Reconstruction in the southern states. Ulysses S. Grant ran for president and won, taking office in Washington, D.C. in 1868. During his two terms as president, Grant stabilized the turbulent and recently reunited nation, prosecuted the Ku Klux Klan, and enforced civil rights and voting rights laws. He even avoided war with Spain, formed a treaty with England, and implemented a gold standard to strengthen the dollar. Even though his presidency was historic in its own right, Grant is still best remembered for his acumen during the Civil War.
An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes collection of quality costume clothing, this children’s Ulysses S. Grant Civil War uniform costume is authentic to the 1800s and the attire worn by members of the Union Army. You’ll look just like the famous commanding Union general when you don this historically accurate uniform costume set. To capture Grant’s wartime attire accurately, this costume includes a single-breasted, lined navy Union officer’s frock coat, a pair of matching military pants, and a red military waist sash.
Of course, every man fighting on the front lines of the Union Army needs a few accessories, too. No military man enlisted during the 19th century America went without his gold shoulder epaulets, Civil War officer’s hat, black boot spats, an officer’s sword. If you’d like to enhance your Ulysses S. Grant costume with our Heritage Costume accessories (which are not included with the purchase of this costume), you can pair this costume outfit with these options from our wide selection of added details to create your very own personalized costume.
This high-quality Ulysses S. Grant costume can be used for historical school events, play, or simply a day of fighting on behalf of the North with the Union Army in the 1800s. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this kids’ Ulysses S. Grant costume Civil War uniform is built to last.
The American Civil War, widely known in the United States as simply the Civil War as well as other sectional names, was fought from 1861 to 1865.
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