“Learn about a Civil War hero!”
On August 18, 1865, Galena celebrated the return of its Civil War hero General Ulysses S. Grant. Following a jubilant procession with much flag waving and speeches, a group of Galena citizens presented the General with a handsome furnished house on Bouthillier Street. The house is managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency as the U.S. Grant Home State Historic Site.
Worth a stop—especially if you're an American history buff! This home was gifted to Ulysses S. Grant by grateful citizens in 1865 after his victories in the Civil War. He used the home as his official address through his election, presidency and into his retirement, visiting for the last time in 1880.
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General Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site
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