Life wasn't the best for me,
Ulysses S. Grant.
feminine I was,
I didn't think for a second
commanding was my calling
I hated West Point and just wanted to be with my wife.
I was a drinker.
An unlucky man who had failed to bring his family close to him
I didn't want to serve the mandatory 4 years of service,
I couldn't stomach blood
I always wanted steak well done.
I was born to a businessman who owned a tannery
I never wanted to work at my father's shop.
I was separated from my wife before I could marry her
I was carted off to serve in the Mexican-American war
it was wrong
it was only fought so the USA could expand slavery.
I missed her deeply. It ached so much to think of her
because i couldn't see her
I stayed in my post thinking how we would marry when i got back.
I finally went back to her after 4 long years
she birthed 2 sons in the next 6 years
and I was carted off again
I felt horrible.
I wanted to see her and my kids
I tried ever…
I drew a chopped off leg, which shows amputations during the Civil War. Amputations in the Civil War were very bloody, and often the amputee bled to death. The splattered blood on the leg and the knife shows the arterial blood that would spew from the stump where the limb was chopped off, and how messy and unsanitary it was. I chose this topic because I think the medical parts of anything are very interesting, and it really puts into perspective the advancements we've made.