Did you know that Ulysses S. Grant was born to a different name?


He was first named Hiram Ulysses Grant a month after birth; he was named Hiram after his grandfather and Ulysses the Greek hero.  However, upon joining the military academy his record contained an error in his name: Ulysses Simpson Grant.  Grant embraced the name change as he never cared much for his initials: H.U.G. (Stupid American History, 146).

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