On July 23, 1885, at a rented cabin in Mt. McGregor, New York, Union General and President Ulysses Grant passed away after a long and painful fight with throat cancer. Back “home” in Missouri, at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site near St. Louis, the Ulysses Grant Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans performed its annual tribute. The Ulysses S. Grant NHS occupies land once owned by his father in law, which President Grant owned during his Presidency and beyond. It was here, at the estate known as White Haven, that Grant met his wife Julia Dent.
The ceremony was conducted on Saturday, July 20.