Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant

Join the Milford Memorial Library as we welcome Pete Grady on Thursday, August 8, at 2:00 p.m., for his presentation “Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant.” The performance focuses on Grant’sexperiences as President and Lieutenant General of the United States Army, but it also touches Grant’s childhood in Ohio, his military service in the Mexican War and his resignation from the U.S. Army and subsequent attempts to support his family as a civilian. The show is presented as Grant, in the final weeks of his life, struggles to complete his autobiography before his death from cancer of the throat in July 1885. The performancefeatures mentions of Iowa’s special contributions to the Union cause, andincludes a discussion of the effect of the Mexican War on the map of Iowa. In addition, on request, Grady will adapt the performance to include historical items of local interest. This program is brought to you by the Friends of the Milford Memorial Library and a grant from Humanities Iowa.

August 8, 2019 2:00 pm
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm (1h)

Milford Memorial Library