washingtonpost.com
Last great-grandson of Ulysses S. Grant dies

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH
The Associated Press
Monday, March 7, 2011; 9:37 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The last surviving great-grandson of Ulysses S. Grant has died in a southwest Missouri home brimming with artifacts from the nation's 18th president and commander of the Union forces in the Civil War.

Ulysses S. Grant VI says his grandfather Ulysses S. Grant V died Wednesday at age 90 at his home near the town of Battlefield, named for its proximity to a Civil War clash. Grant V had previously suffered a stroke.

Grant V spent part of his youth in the home of his grandfather, Jesse Grant, the late president's youngest son. Jesse Grant's wife is credited with helping to save the artifacts.

As an adult, Grant V became a custodian to the items, including the late president's letters and will. Some items have been sold in recent years.

© 2011 The Associated Press