Grant's Underappreciated Peace Legacy

Ulysses S. Grant Cottage
Location 1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Wilton, NY  12831

1:00 PM


General Grant earned lasting fame in the annals of military history as the victorious general who forged Union victory during the Civil War. Far less remembered are his
achievements advancing peace in his postwar career. Among other things, his foreign policy during his presidency successfully navigated several threats of war and in the process helped fuel an international movement to find alternatives to war. It turns out that the epitaph on Grant’s Tomb, “Let us have peace,” is meaningful even beyond Grant’s better-known feats that
dealt directly with the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Presenter Frank Scaturro is an author, attorney with constitutional law expertise, historian and public advocate. As a college student, he spearheaded the restoration of Grant’s Tomb in New York City’s Riverside Park and is the current president of The Grant Monument Association which is dedicated to the preservation of Grant’s
Tomb. He is the author of several books including President Grant Reconsidered (1998) and The Supreme Court’s Retreat from Reconstruction (2000). Scaturro is also co-editor of Grant at 200: Reconsidering the Life and Legacy of Ulysses S. Grant (2022). The program honors the U.N.’s International Day of Peace (September 21) and is Part 2 of the Friends’ second
annual Grant Cottage Literary Landmark Author Series.
A book signing will be held at the conclusion of the program.

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