Answers to Trivia from the Archives
Q. What does the S in Ulysses S. Grant stand for?
A. Nothing! Ulysses S. Grant was actually born Hiram Ulysses Grant. It became 'Ulysses S.' as a result of a clerical error when he arrived at West Point, and it stuck. Simpson is his mother's maiden name, but Grant was known to have said that the S. stood for nothing at all.
Q. In February, 1864, a prisoner-of-war camp called Camp Sumter opened in Georgia. By what infamous name would it later become known?