Thursday, November 19, 2009

Grant's Tomb - photo 2

A few days ago I showed the outside of Grant's Tomb in Morningside Heights. Here are the tombs themselves, of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States and Civil War Army General, and his wife Julia. According to Wikipedia New York City was chosen as the burial site for Ulysses Grant so that Mrs. Grant could visit frequently, and because Grant was grateful to New Yorkers for their outpouring of affection during his later years.

6 comments:

Olivier said...

j'aime bien avec le reflet de la fresque sur le tombeau.

Babzy said...

Intersting post , nice to learn a bit of history !

the_plainsman said...

Good to see the memorial and tomb well maintained, which sadly was not the case years ago. I read that those reflected frescoes that Olivier mentioned were restored, too.

RinBlft said...

Very interesting...Thanks for telling us , "the rest of the story" History is fascinating!

Blue Wave 707 said...

That memorial must be quite huge, and the fact it's outside Washington DC.

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