WWI’s Admiral Grant among those remembered linking city’s past and present
As a child, he played (and worked) in Stevens Point, attended the Old White School, and as he grew older, Albert W. Grant perhaps was influenced by his father, E.B. Grant, and the elder Grant’s subsequent time in the infantry during the Civil War.
On June 4, 1873, at age 17, Albert Grant started out from Stevens Point for Annapolis, appointed to the Naval Academy. The Stevens Point Journal foresaw his greatness, reporting “he … has the requisite ability to become a leader in his class.”
Grant would wind up a leader in many classes – not just at home, but throughout the nation – influencing people in general and in military generations to come.
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