Ulysses Grant was no obscure boy from an anonymous village. Blacks and whites, males and females, northerners and southerners gathered in Ulysses’ neighborhood with a fierce commitment to slavery’s demise. Decades before his birth, those monitoring the new nation’s heartbeat diagnosed slavery as fatal. Ulysses Underground uncovers their deep-laid plan for freedom, later called the Underground Railroad. 

Ulysses Underground also reveals ties to the Founding Fathers and to the Grant family. The challenge inundating Ulysses’ childhood and adolescence was how to end slavery without severing the United States. G. L. Corum’s ground-breaking research illuminates the 70-year antebellum effort to allow those with darker skin the full benefits of a democracy. Corum explores the conflict between those pushing overtly and covertly to end slavery, as well as Ulysses’ place in the crux of it.

Using dozens of letters, sixty-five illustrations, and thirteen maps, Ulysses Underground: The Unexplored Roots of U.S. Grant & the Underground Railroad unfurls America’s best history.

G. L. Corum
will be speaking

April 28, 2018 1pm
US Grant Birthplace
Point Pleasant, OH

November 20, 2017 2pm
Chillicothe, OH

August 27, 2017 2pm
Red Oak's 200th Anniversary
the building--
the congregation is 219 years old!

September 10, 2017
Pleasant Plain, Ohio

September 13, 2017
Montgomery Presbyterian
Cincinnati, OH

October 21, 2017 10:30am
Brown County Geneaological Soc.
Methodist Church
Georgetown, OH

 November 19
Chillicothe Civil War Round Table


July 23, 2017 9:30am
Christ Our Peace
4301 E. Day Mount Spokane Rd.
Colbert, WA

July 8, 2017
Tour of Ripley for
Portsmouth Presbyterians

May 5, 7pm
Sons of the American Revolution
Ohio Chapter
The Revolutionary Roots of the Underground Railroad
Crowne Plaza
Blue Ash, Ohio

May 20, 2017
Signing Books Only
Civil War Round Table
Chillicothe, Ohio

April 22, 2017
Signing Books
Daniel Ammen Home

Georgetown, OH

March 30, 2017
8th graders
WRMS Austin, TX

Dec. 10, 2016 at Noon
Revolutionary Roots of the
Underground Railroad
Presbyterian Church
Georgetown, OH

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016
 Portsmouth Public Library

Oct. 9 & 16, 2016 10:45am
Cranston Memorial
200 Union St.
New Richmond, OH

Oct. 1, 2016
Ohio River Freedom Corridor
Maysville, KY

September 30, 2016 12:30pm
Heritage Days
John T. Wilson Homestead
Tranquility, OH

September 25, 2016
Sunday at 2:00pm
Putnam Presbyterian Church

467 Woodlawn
Zanesville, OH

September 26, 2016
Monday 1:00pm
Stone Academy
115 Jefferson
Zanesville, OH

Monday 7pm
Civil War Roundtable
Stone Academy
115 Jefferson
Zanesville, OH

September 12, 2016
NURFC Docents Tour
New Richmond, OH

August 19-20, 2016
Williamson Reunion Tour

July 3, 2016
Listen to WVXU
between 7-8pm

May 23, 2016 6:30pm
Brown County 4-H
Living History Event

149 Hamer Road
Georgetown, OH 45121

April 26, 2016 7pm
Presentation for Creative Juice Conference
Cincinnati, OH

April 16, 2016 at 10:30am
Ripley Library
27 Main St.
Ripley, Ohio

April 17, 2016 at 9:40 am
Second Presbyterian Church
460 Main St.
Lexington, KY

March 31, 2016 at 7pm
Lake Hills Book Group

Austin, TX

Jan. 23 at 4 pm
Brown County 4-H Living History Event

149 Hamer Road, Georgetown, OH 45121

Oct. 24 at 12:30pm
Clermont Historical Society
UC Clermont in Batavia, OH
4200 Clermont College Dr.
Mcdonough Hall
Rm 105

Nov. 5 at noon
Pike County Rotary Club
Glenn Center - Bristol Village

660 E. Fifth St.
Waverly, OH

Oct. 17, 2015
Ohio River Freedom Corridor
Inaugural Conference
Eastgate Holiday Inn
Cincinnati, OH

Oct. 13, 2015 at 6:30pm
New Richmond Branch Library

103 River Valley Blvd
New Richmond, OH

Oct. 14, 2015 at 5:00pm
Peebles Branch Library
157 High St.
Peebles, OH

Oct. 5, 2015 at 6pm
Your Home Public Library
107 Main St.
Johnson City, NY

July 28, 2015
G. L. Corum will be attending
the first book club discussing

in Pike County, Ohio

July 11, 2015 at 2 pm
Gideon H. Pond House
Bloomington, MN

July 12, 2015 at 1pm
Lac Qui Parle, Minnesota
from  Montevideo - 6 miles N on US Hwy 59
 2.2 miles W on Chippewa Co. Hwy 13

Thursday June 25, 5:00pm
Interviewed on WMKV Cinicnnati
by Frank Farmer Loomis on Keep Antiquing!

June 10, 2015 WEDNESDAY at 7pm
Woodward Park Library
944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA 93720

 June 21st
10:30 am
Georgetown Presbyterian Church
401 S Main St, Georgetown, OH 45121

Memorial Day Weekend 2015


May 24, 2015 SUNDAY at 10 am 
Red Oak Presbyterian Church
5 miles north of Ripley on US Rt. 68/62 on the east side of the highway just before the road divides into 68 and 62

May 23, 2015 SATURDAY at 1 pm
U. S. Grant Birthplace
1551 State Rt. 232
Point Pleasant, OH 45153

April 25th, 2015 
GRANT DAYS ~10:15 am
Living History Tent
beside Grant's Boyhood Home
Georgetown, OH

April 25th, 2015 
Grant Birthplace
1551 State Rt. 232
Point Pleasant, OH 45153

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