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General Grant National Memorial

This memorial to Ulysses S. Grant, victorious Union commander of the Civil War, includes the tomb of General Grant and his wife, Julia Dent Grant. A West Point graduate, Grant served in the Mexican War and at various frontier posts, before rapidly rising through the ranks during the Civil War. Grant's tenacity and boldness led to victories in the Battles of Vicksburg and Chattanooga and Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, scenes depicted by mosaics in the tomb. In 1866 Congress awarded Grant his fourth star making him the first full General of the Armies.

Car - General Grant National Memorial is located at 122nd Street and Riverside Drive in Manhattan.

Passenger Cars only: From the north- GW Bridge, I-95(Cross Bronx),or I-87(Major Deegan) to Riverside Dr. exit; south on Riverside Dr. to 122nd St. From the south- Henry Hudson Parkway to 95th St. exit; north on Riverside Dr. to 122nd St. Limited amount of street parking is available.

Buses, campers, and all other vehicles: From the north- I-87 (Major Deegan) to exit 4 - East 149th St; west on 149th St. across bridge onto West 145th St; west on 145th St. to Broadway; south on Broadway to 120th St; west on 120th St. to Riverside Dr. From the south- north on Tenth Ave. and Broadway to 120th St.; west on 120th St. to Riverside Dr.

Public Transportation - By train: service is available 7 days a week. #1 or #9 subway trains stop at West 116th St. Station at Broadway. Walk six blocks north, and two blocks west.

By Bus: On Riverside Drive to 122nd St. on route M-5.