U.S. Grant slept here, so Detroit house targeted for rescue

Capital News Service
LANSING – During the Civil War, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant helped save the Union. Now the push is on to save the historic Detroit house of the future president, one of only two who lived in Michigan before going to the White House. Gerald Ford of Grand Rapids was the other. “This is not just any president. It’s U.S. Grant, who was the principal general that saved the nation, who then as president took his oath of office completely seriously and tried to enforce the Reconstruction amendments,” said state Historical Commission President Jack Dempsey, a lawyer in Ann Arbor.