The police force in all its facets has played a pivotal role in our society throughout U.S. history. In honor of National Police Week, let’s take a look at how police played a part in the life of U.S. Grant.
In the spring of 1885 as an ailing Ulysses Grant sat at Drexel Cottage on Mt. McGregor contemplating his legacy, he received many heartwarming letters of support. Though the surrender of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House, VA had occurred 20 years before it was fresh in his mind since he had just written about it for his memoirs.