"Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace." Biography Read about Grant’s life. Chronology See a detailed timeline of the major events of Grant’s life. Genealogy Explore the Grant family tree, beginning with their arrival in America in 1630. Military Service Read a summary of Grant’s time and accomplishments as a soldier. Presidency Learn about Grant’s two presidential terms, including his Cabinet and major events. Annotated Bibliography Discover new avenues for research with this detailed list of Grant scholarship. Links Visit other websites about Grant, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and other presidential libraries.