(Source: Faber-Castell Germany, Whitehouse.gov, Wikipedia.com)
Ulysses S. Grant was born in 1822 in Point Pleasant, a small community in southern Monroe Township, located on the Ohio River (around 25 miles Southeast of Cincinnati, Ohio). Grant served in the United States Army (Union Army) from 1839-1854 and 1861-1869. He was the 6th Commanding General. In 1865 he led the Union Armies to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. It is said that he preferred to sketch out battle plans with a pencil.
The American hero went on to become the 18th President of the United States, serving in office from 1869-1877. President Grant worked to implement Congressional Reconstruction and to remove the vestiges of slavery.
Using an A.W. Faber Polygrades Pencil No. 2, he finished writing his memoirs in 1885, shortly before his death.