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GRANT, Ulysses S (1822-1885) was a prominent United States Army general during the American Civil War and Commanding General at the conclusion of that war. He was elected as the 18th President of the United States in 1868, serving from 1869 to 1877. As Commanding General, Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy. After Lincoln's assassination, Grant's assignment in implementing Reconstruction often put him at odds with President Andrew Johnson, Lincoln's successor. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African-American citizenship, and support economic prosperity. Grant's presidency has often been criticized for its scandals and for his failure to alleviate the economic depression following the Panic of 1873, but modern scholarship regards him as a president who performed a difficult job with some merit, and took strong action on civil rights for African Americans. War-date Autograph Letter Signed “U.S. Grant” as Lieutenant General, 1pp. oblong quarto, City Point, Virginia March 19, 1865, addressed to Major General Ord, and reads: “Gen. Sheridan has brought in with him some two or three thousand negroes. I have directed him to send them to the P.V.M. at Ft. Monroe. The Chief Qr Msr. Gen. Ingalls, will give directions for the distribution and employment of the able bodied men. The balance you may direct to be sent to such settlement as you may think can best employ them...” Fine condition.
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Grant Historically Important Military Autograph Letter Signed in Preparation for the final assualt on Petersburg. .... “ Sheridan has brought in with him some two or three thousand negroes....”

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Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $6,352.50
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,500
Auction closed on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
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