The Union general Ulysses Simpson Grant
(1822-1885) kept attacking, however, until on July 4, 1863, just as news of the victory at Gettysburg was reaching Washington, he took Vicksburg and all of the Mississippi was in Union hands.
The following list of world famous visitors to the Regent Hotel will remind everyone of its priceless value to tourism now, and even more in the future: Duke of Wellington, Winston Churchill, Charles Dickens (his novel Dombey & Son is partly set at the Regent Hotel), President Ulysses Simpson Grant
, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hon C S Rolls (of Rolls Royce), William Gladstone, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, John Ruskin, Henry Morion Stanley (of Stanley & Livingstone fame), John Nash, Sarah Siddons, Clara Butt, Sarah Bernhardt, Douglas Fairbanks, Jenny Lind, Prince Louis Napoleon, Prince Henry of Prussia, HM King Frederick August II, Grand Duke Constantine of Russia, Empress Eugenieof France, Princess (later Queen) Victoria and of course Queen Elizabeth II.
1822: Birth of Ulysses Simpson Grant
, 18th US PresidentBorn in Point Pleasant, Ohio, Grant graduated at West Point in the middle of his class in 1843 offering no obvious signs of his future military success.