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|According to Smith's biography on Grant, Grant graduated from West Point in 1843 ranked 21st in a class of 39. In his final year, he was 16th in engineering, 28th in ethics, 25th in artillery tactics, 17th in geology. He was ranked 156th in a corps of cadets of 233 in conduct. "Only in horsemanship did he excel," writes Smith. "To the consternation of his plantation-reared classmates from below the Mason-Dixon line, no cadet could rival Grant's ability in the saddle."
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