Kit# 9924 - General US Grant
Valiant Miniature Kit# 9924 - General US Grant. Grant was born on 27 April 1822 in Galena, Ohio. Although he had no desire to attend West Point, his father was able to get him an appointment. After graduation, Grant was assigned as a quartermaster of an Infantry Regiment. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Grant was posted as a Captain in an Ohio Regiment. Through the efforts of an Illinois Congressman, Grant was promoted directly to Brigadier General. Grant came to national attention by his actions at the Siege of Ft. Donaldson, and within the month was promoted to a Major General. Grant was put in charge of the Department of Western Tennessee. In recognition of his great victories at Vicksburg and Missionary Ridge, President Lincoln promoted him to Lieutenant General of all the Union Armies on 9 March 1864.
This item is an unpainted and unassembled metal hobby kits.
Standing figurines are approx. 2-1/2" - 3" tall.
Kit is recommended for ages 8+