Ohio History Journal

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Removal of the cabin in which General Ulysses S. Grant was

born to its original site at Point Pleasant, Ohio, celebrated with

fitting ceremonies on October 4, 1936, is of two-fold significance.

Not only does it constitute a timely tribute to another of Ohio's

eminent citizens but, since the cabin as such has been completely

restored and interiorly refurnished, mostly with actual Grant

items, it perpetuates a typical historic pioneer home. Every effort

is being made to the end that the birthplace of the great soldier-

statesman may appear as it did at the time of his birth, on April 27,

1822, and during his childhood years.

The program celebrating removal and restoration of the Grant

cabin, held at Grant Memorial, Point Pleasant, was most im-

pressive. The feature of the occasion was an inspiring address by

Hon. C. H. W. Ruhe, Pittsburgh, commander-in-chief of the

G. A. R., who, although approaching ninety years of age, displayed

a degree of energy and eloquence seldom attained at any age.

The invocation was pronounced by Rev. R. E. Budd, of

Batavia, and the chairman of the meeting, Judge Hugh L. Nichols,

Batavia, was introduced by Hon. M. G. Heintz, of Cincinnati.

Other addresses were delivered by Colonel U. S. Grant, III,

Washington, D. C.; former governor Myers Y. Cooper; Harold

D. Nichols and John Hayden, senator and representative re-

spectively in the Ohio Legislature; E. L. Bowsher, Ohio Depart-

ment of Education; Clifford R. Fox, U. S. Grant Camp, Sons of

Veterans; Colonel W. C. Myers, Spanish American War Veterans;

John E. Hendrixson, American Legion; Milton D. Campbell,

American Legion of Ohio; and Henry C. Shetrone, Ohio Arch-

aeological and Historical Society. Music was furnished by the

Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home Band of Xenia. The