General on the Great Hill: US Civil War Hero Visits Penang – Part Two

By Eugene Quah

January 2023 LEST WE FORGET
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Julia Boggs Grant (née Dent; 1826–1902) was First Lady of the US and wife of President Ulysses S. Grant. Source: US National Park Service.
IN PART ONE, the 18th President of the United States of America, Ulysses S. Grant, arrived at Penang and was hosted to a dinner at Government House on Flagstaff Hill by Acting Lieutenant Governor Charles John Irving. Only General Grant and his son, Colonel Frederick Dent Grant, took up Governor Irving’s invitation to stay overnight at the hill. The rest of his entourage decided to remain onboard the steamship.Mrs. Grant’s AdventuresUnknown to the General, his wife did leave the boat....

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Eugene Quah

is an independent researcher and writer who is working on a book tentatively called “Illustrated Guide to the North Coast of Penang”. He rediscovered the joys of writing after moving back to Penang from abroad.