On Saturday, April 27, the Oregon Civil War Sesquicentennial will be commemorating the life and achievements of Ulysses S. Grant with a small ceremony at the Northeast Portland park named to honor the one-time resident of Oregon Territory who served here on frontier duty in the early 1850s.
The birthday celebration is being held to remind Oregonians about Oregon's vital Civil War Connections besides our good fortune in having our country's 18th President hone his battle and leadership talents while serving as an officer at Columbia Barracks (later known as Fort Vancouver) from 1852-1853, A portrait of Union General Grant will be unveiled, while excerpts about Grant's service in the Mexican War and in the Pacific Northwest taken from historian H.W. Brand's new biography on Grant, entitled: The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace will be read.
H.W. Brands is a native Oregonian who grew up on Fremont Street in Portland, Oregon, and is the highly acclaimed author of over 27 books including this published portrait of Grant the Warrior and Grant the President. The Oregon Civil War 150th Commission has been traveling throughout Oregon, educating the public about Oregon's many connections to the American Civil War, including Ulysses Grant, Christopher Colon Augur, George Pickett, Phillip Sheridan, Edward Dickinson Baker and more.
WHAT: Oregon Civil War 150th celebrates the 191st Birthday of Ulysses S. Grant
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2013 , starting at *:00 am
WHERE: Grant Park in Northeast Portland, Oregon. Located at the corner of NE 33rd Avenue and U.S. Grant Place
COST: Free and open to the public
INFO: Check out our website at oregoncivilwarconnections.yolasite.com