Ulysses S. Grant Autograph Letter Signed. Two page...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionUlysses S. Grant Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, 5.25" x 8" (sight), Chattanooga, Tennessee; November 2, 1863. Addressed to Captain M.R.W. Greber of the 4th Missouri Cavalry. It reads in full: "Your letter of the 30th of Sept. asking for my autograph to add to the collection your father now has is only just rec'd. I give it to you freely and only regret that the delay in the mails may have already made it so late that this will not reach you before your departure for your foreign home. My best wishes will accompany you to the land of your fathers. I at the same time cannot forbear expressing my thanks, through you, for the patriotic loyalty of our adopted citizens, your country men, in this hour of trail. I believe also we have with us the Sympathy of your home Government." Signed, "U. S. Grant / Maj. Gen. U.S.A. / Comdg." Matted in custom story book frame, with an engraved portrait of Grant and typed transcription, to an overall size of 18.25" x 15". Not examined outside of the frame. Grant wrote this letter just weeks after the Union defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga. He arrived in Chattanooga on October 23rd and replaced Major General William Rosecrans with Major General George Henry Thomas, which may possibly be the "hour of trail" he refers to in this letter.
Condition: Pencil annotation on the left margin. Smoothed folds.
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