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Silk ribbon "SOUVENIR GEN. GRANT'S VISIT TO CHICAGO. MADE FROM SILK USED BY THE CLUB in decoration box at McVicker's Theatre, occupied by Gen. Grant as guest of the 2nd Regiment I.N.G Nov. 18th, 1879." 3-1/4"x13-3/4" Very good condition. After his two-year World Tour, Grant returned to American in 1879. He stopped in Chicago for his reunion with the Army of the Tennessee, where General W. T. Sherman and some 80,000 veterans were waiting to receive him. Here Grant would soon be introduced to the famous contemporary author Mark Twain.[109] Arriving in Chicago in mid-November, the Grants once again were greeted with celebrations despite rainy weather. A huge and grand parade followed, with the Grants in front in a special horse-drawn carriage, surrounded by bodyguards consisting of officers who once served under Grant. Philip Sheridan, acting as Grand Marshal, mounted on an old warhorse, lead the entire parade, which included 3,000 veterans and 15,000 civilians.
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Grant Silk Ribbon Souvenir

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $312.50
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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