The Sphinx-like Ulysses S. Grant, a general who trusted his horses more than his fellow officers, was the unlikeliest hero of the American Civil War. The outgoing, expansive Dr. John Y. Simon, who devoted his life to editing the Grant papers, was the anti-Grant. Until his untimely death two years ago, Simon's love of history was contagious. This morning at 10 a.m. the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site (7400 Grant Road, across from Grant's Farm) will honor both iconic... More >>>