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Hellcat wrote: Now I have no clue how Mr. Murphy came across this info about Grant's supposed inability to consume much alcohol.
 

There are quotes from friends and acquaintances that say as much.  The most thorough treatment, I think, is “The Trial of U.S. Grant: the Pacific Coast Years, 1852-1854”, Charles G. Ellington, 1987.  Ellington comes to substantially the same conclusion.  That is: Grant was not a drunk and his resignation was almost certainly not over drinking; the myth was a product of the army rumor mill of the day.   

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