Ulysses S. Grant (1822 – 1885), born Hiram Ulysses Grant, was an American soldier and politician. Prior to his election as the 18th President of the United States, Grant was the Commanding General of the United States Army during the American Civil War.
General Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African-American citizenship, and support economic prosperity nationwide.
During the Civil War, the Assassin Eliza trusted Grant with a Piece of Eden, one of the prongs of the Trident of Eden, hoping that the General would use its powers to put an end to the war and eventually bring the country together.
However, after his election as President of the United States in 1868, Grant's inner circle was infiltrated by members of the Templar Order, who subsequently corrupted his administration. They helped him to master the powers of the prong, by giving him access to a Precursor box and pages of the Voynich manuscript. The Templars also tried to assassinate Grant's opponent, Horace Greeley, during the 1872 election, poisoning him and later sending one of their agent to finish the dying man and recover the pages of the manuscript stolen in Grant's office.
Grant kept the prong until his death in his cottage of Mount McGregor, hiding the artifact in the floor of the house.