August 22, 1848

After a four-year engagement, Julia Dent married Ulysses S. Grant and moved to a large dogtrot cabin at Hardscrabble Farm known today as Grant's Farm. The open "dog trot" section of Grant's Cabin has been filled in. Settlers often did this to provide a large entrance to their homes and additional living space.

November 6, 1861

U.S. Grant sailed 3000 troops down the Mississippi to defeat confederate forces at the Battle of Belmont, Missouri.