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Grant (Ulysses S.) Correspondence
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Description
This collection contains correspondence sent by Ulysses S. Grant, primarily from City Point, Virginia, to Abraham Lincoln, Edwin M. Stanton, Henry W. Halleck, George Gordon Meade, Benjamin F. Butler, Philip Henry Sheridan, William T. Sherman, and others during Civil War operations from May 1864 to April 1865.
Background
Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822-July 23, 1885), the eighteenth president of the United States, was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He graduated from West Point in June 1843 and in 1844 was sent to serve along the U.S./Mexico border under General Zachary Taylor, subsequently fighting in the Mexican War from 1846 to 1848. Grant resigned from the army in 1854, taking up farming and real estate. In 1860, he moved with his wife Julia Dent Grant (married 1848) and family to Galena, Illinois.
Extent
12.87 Linear Feet (11 flat boxes)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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