Friends, including Mark Twain, arranged for Grant and his family to live in the cottage for the last weeks of his life. Grant was dying from throat cancer and had lost his family’s money in a fraudulent scheme.
Grant lived at the cottage with his family in 1885, finishing his memoirs before his death July 23rd. The publication of this two-volume work ensured his family’s financial security and gave the world one of the most critically acclaimed memoirs by a U.S. president or historic military figure. This year is the 200th anniversary of Grant’s birth.
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