Ulysses S. Grant: Union General & 18th President "Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet anchor of your liberties" - American Minute with Bill Federer
Grant stated in his Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1873:
"Under Providence I have been called a second time to act as Executive over this great nation ...
The effects of the late civil strife have been to free the slave and make him a citizen.
Yet he is not possessed of the civil rights which citizenship should carry with it. This is wrong, and should be corrected. To this correction I stand committed."