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Ulysses S. Grant, who had been leader of the Union Army during the Civil War, stabled 10 horses and ponies, including one flippantly named Jeff Davis, after the president of the defunct Confederacy. Grant was regarded as one of the greatest equestrians of his era; in fact, before the war, he had set equestrian records at West Point and had ridden wild broncos in circuses. This photo is of “Cincinnati” (1860 – 1878), probably Grant’s favorite horse. He was a tall thoroughbred that measured 17 hands. “Cincinnati” was with General Grant throughout the war and was the horse that Grant rode to negotiate Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. “Cincinnati” was with General Grant for the rest of his life; even during the time that General Grant was President.

Ulysses S. Grant, who had been leader of the Union Army during the Civil War, stabled 10 horses and ponies, including one flippantly named Jeff Davis, after the president of the defunct Confederacy. Grant was regarded as one of the greatest equestrians of his era; in fact, before the war, he had set equestrian records at West Point and had ridden wild broncos in circuses. This photo is of “Cincinnati” (1860 – 1878), probably Grant’s favorite horse. He was a tall thoroughbred that measured 17 hands. “Cincinnati” was with General Grant throughout the war and was the horse that Grant rode to negotiate Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. “Cincinnati” was with General Grant for the rest of his life; even during the time that General Grant was President.

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