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    Ulysses S. Grant Document Signed "US Grant" as quartermaster during the Mexican War. One page, 8.25" x 10.25", Tacubaya, Mexico, December 31, 1847. Lieutenant Grant served in the Mexican-American War under Generals Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott where, despite his assignment as a quartermaster, he got close enough to the front lines to see action, taking part in the battles of Resaca de la Palma, Palo Alto, Monterrey, and Veracruz. Grant was twice brevetted for bravery: at Molino del Rey and Chapultepec. He was a keen observer of the war, watching and learning from the actions of the colonels and generals around him.

    Document reads, in part: "Invoice of Clothing, and Camp and Garrison Equipage turned over to Lieut Jenks. Beamer. Com'dg 'E' Company, by Lieut U.S. Grant, A.Q.M. 4th Infantry." There follows a list of items including capes, jackets, shirts, stockings, knapsacks, canteens, and more. Boldly signed "US Grant" at lower right. Document bears staple holes at upper left, else very fine.


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