Yank Cabin Amenities
- Queen Bed downstairs in private bedroom
- Double Bed upstairs in loft, to get to the loft you must climb a ladder straight up the wall. Kids love it!
- Private out door hot tub under the stars.
- Efficiency Kitchen
- Gas Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Private Bathroom with Bath Tub / Shower Combo
- Cable TV with DVD / VCR player
- Gas Fireplace and Electric Heat
- Propane Grill
- Out door fire pit & Picnic Table
- All linens, Towels, & Kitchen Utensils supplied
- Beach Towels for the hot tub are suggested
History of the Yank Cabin
- The Yank Cabin was named after Hiram Ulysses S. Grant
- Born April 27, 1822 – Died July 23, 1885
- The Yank Cabin dedicated to the 16 Union Soldiers buried behind it.
In 1839, Jesse Grant arranged for his son’s admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The congressman who appointed Grant mistakenly believed his first name was Ulysses and his middle name was Simpson (his mother’s maiden name). Grant never amended the error and went on to accept Ulysses S. Grant as his real name, although he maintained that the “S” did not stand for anything.
Ulysses Grant commanded the victorious Union army during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and served as the 18th U.S. president from 1869 to 1877. An Ohio native, Grant graduated from West Point and fought in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). During the Civil War, Grant, an aggressive and determined leader, was given command of all the U.S. armies. A primary focus of Grant’s administration was Reconstruction, and he worked to reconcile the North and South while also attempting to protect the civil rights of newly freed black slaves . After the Civil War began in April 1861, Grant became a colonel of the 21st Illinois Volunteers. Later that summer, President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) made Grant a brigadier general. Grant’s first major victory came in February 1862, when his troops captured Fort Donelson in Tennessee. When the Confederate general in charge of the fort asked about terms of surrender, Grant famously replied, “No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted.”
The Yank Cabin, was originally located on Droop Mountain, which is the largest Civil War Battle ground in West Virginia. This cabin was used by the confederate troops as they re-treated the Greenbrier Valley after the battle of “Droop Mountain” as a bivouac and first aid station. Behind the Yank Cain is the resting place of 16 Union Soldiers.