The Greenpoint Monitor Museum "Road Show"

P.S. 161 M

February 9, 2007

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 was George's t-shirt at John Ericsson Junior High School in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (140kb) John Ericsson invented a steam powered fire truck.  His fire truck was pulled by horses.  Later models did not need horses. (107kb) UN Navy warships were once made of wood and used the wind to move. (109kb) John Ericsson invented a Union ironclad warship.  It was  made of iron.  It had a steam engine.  It had a rotating turret with two guns inside so it can shoot in any direction.  It was called the USS Monitor. (106kb)
This is the size of one of the USS Monitor's bolts. (119kb) See how heavy one bolt was.  Can you imagine how heavy the USS Monitor was. (114kb) This is a Confederate ironclad.  It was once called the USS Merrimack.  It was a United States Navy wooden battleship with sails.  The confederates removed its sails and covered it with iron.  They renamed the ship the CSS Virginia. (103kb) ps161my0607h.jpg (110kb)
The USS Monitor sank in a storm.  It was found in 1973.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have been recovering parts of the USS Monitor.  This t-shirt was worn when they recovered the USS Monitor's steam engine. (115kb) This was once the top of a Civil War battle flag.  It was in many battles. (122kb) Which is the Union Mascot and which is the Confederate Mascot.  Hint checkout the uniform colors and the flags. (107kb) Old Abe the eagle was in 37 battles.  After the war Old Abe joined the Civil War veterans in parades to collect money for the orphan children whose parents died during the Civil War. (116kb)
Do we have any Union volunteers? (107kb) ps161my0607n.jpg (96kb) There is a Confederate in the class.  Check out the gray uniform. (107kb) This is a  Hawkin's Zouave fez. (104kb)
ps161my0607q.jpg (158kb) ps161my0607r.jpg (160kb) A USS Monitor crew volunteer. (120kb) ps161my0607t.jpg (107kb)
ps161my0607u.jpg (164kb) We even have a musician. (168kb) PS 161M recruits are ready. (97kb) ps161my0607x.jpg (107kb)
Arthur plays a Civil War march. (101kb) Arthur's great grandfather was in the Civil War. (102kb) A Civil War shell. (105kb) Arthur sings
Yes this was the top of a Civil War battleflag.  You are touching a part of this country's history. (88kb) ps161my0607zd.jpg (100kb) Checking out the CSS Virginia (USS Merrimack). (106kb) ps161my0607zf.jpg (100kb)
ps161my0607zg.jpg (99kb) ps161my0607zh.jpg (116kb) The USS Monitor built in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  New York history. (115kb) ps161my0607zj.jpg (114kb)

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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All Rights Reserved.