The Greenpoint Monitor Museum "Road Show"

P.S. 161 M

January 13, 2006

P.S. 161 M


Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was a West Point graduate. He fought in the
Mexican War and the American Civil War. Grant was victorious
in the Civil War Battles of Vicksburg and Chattanooga.
The Confederate General, Robert E. Lee, surrendered to
General Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, thus ending
the Civil War. In 1866 Congress awarded Grant his rank as Four Star General.

Grant was elected twice as President of the United States by the
grateful Citizens of the United States of America. He served from 1869 to 1877.
After his two terms as President, Grant lived in New York City.
Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer on July 23, 1885 in Mount McGregor,
New York, and was laid to rest in New York City on August 8th.

Riverside Drive and 122nd St.
New York, NY 10027

Approximately 90,000 people donated a total of over $600,000
towards the erection of his tomb. It was designed by the
architect John Duncan. The granite and marble memorial
was completed in 1897. It is the largest mausoleum in North America.
Over one million people attended the parade and
dedication ceremony of Grant's Tomb, on April 27, 1897.

The Ulysses S. Grant memorial also includes the tomb of his wife, Julia Dent Grant.

Oliver Tilden Camp #26 - Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
coomemorate Ulysses S. Grant's birthday each year at the tomb.
The Sons of Union Veterans are descendants of the men who
fought in the Civil War.
Thank you Larry and Constance Clowers for bringing to life

Click on the pictures below.

This fire engine does not run on batteries.   It runs on steam.  Water is heated in its boiler to make steam. (104kb) At the beginning of the Civil War the US Navy frigates were made of wood.  These ships depended on wind power to make them move. (105kb) John Ericsson convinced Abraham Lincoln to allow him to build the Union a new type of ship.  He named it the USS Monitor.  It was an ironclad ship.  It did not need the wind.  It had a steam engine and a propeller to make it move.   (83kb) The Confederates had an ironclad ship too.  It was once a US wooden ship with sails.  Its name was the Merrimac.  The sails were taken off and the ship was covered with metal.  The Confederates renamed the ship the CSS Virginia. (113kb)
ps161my0506e.jpg (105kb) ps161my0506f.jpg (98kb) ps161my0506g.jpg (98kb) Old Abe the eagle was a Union mascot.  When Old Abe was a baby bird, Old Abe's  mother was killed.  Old Abe was sold to a family as a pet for the children.   An eagle is too big for the house.  A Wisconsin regiment bought Old Abe for $2.50 as a mascot.  Old Abe was in 37 battles. (68kb)
John with PS 161 recruits. (102kb) ps161my0506j.jpg (102kb) ps161my0506k.jpg (99kb) A confederate was found in the class. (99kb)
ps161my0506m.jpg (111kb) ps161my0506n.jpg (96kb) ps161my0506o.jpg (76kb) Arthur with his piccolo recorder play a Civil War march. (119kb)
When Johnny comes marching home again.  Hoorah Hoorah (101kb) Last Year's Road Show Winner. (105kb) Last year's Road Show winner. (100kb) Last Year's Road Show winner. (104kb)
Last year's Road Show winner. (77kb) This was the top of a flagpole during the Civil War.  It is a part of American History.  It belonged to Ellworth's Fire Zouaves. (104kb) The USS Monitor had a turret.  There were two cannons in the turret.  The turret rotated so the Monitor could shoot in any direction without turning.  (160kb) ps161my0506x.jpg (98kb)
Old Abe made another friend. (98kb) ps161my0506z.jpg (91kb) Touching a part of American History. (95kb) Friend in a musician uniform. (98kb)
Great job Khalid!  Thank you for helping us. (59kb)      


P.S. 110 - Learn About the USS Monitor
P.S. 161M - Learn About General Ulysses S. Grant
St. Stanislaus Kostka School - Learn About Gen. Wladimir Krzyzanowski (a Polish immigrant)
John Ericsson Junior High School - Learn About John Ericsson (a Swedish immigrant)
P.S. 34 - Learn About the Discovery of the USS Monitor
St. Cecilia School - Learn about Civil War Mascots
P.S. 31 - Learn about the Vivandiere, French Mary (a French immigrant)
St. Anthony of Padua School - Learn about Zouaves
P.S. 84 - Learn about Johnny Clem, children in the Civil War
P.S. 196 - Learn about the 54th Massachusetts & the Black soldiers of the Civil War

The Museum is not-for-profit with 501(c)(3) status.
FUNDING FOR THE 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007 "Road Shows" WAS PROVIDED BY THE
Through a $50,000 Grant obtained by Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez


P.O. Box 220378
Brooklyn, New York 11222-0378

Janice Lauletta-Weinmann, President, Webmaster
George J. Weinmann, Webmaster

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