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    Ulysses S. Grant Letter as Lieutenant General Autograph letter signed, "U. S. Grant Lt. Gen.," 2 pages, 7.5" x 9.5" on "Headquarters Armies of the United States" letterhead, Washington, Dec. 30, 1865 to General W. E. Strong. Grant writes in part: "...Understanding that you are about retiring form the Military Service of the Country to commence some civil employment I avail myself of the occasion to congratulate you upon the record which you have made during your four years... The greater part of your service has been rendered under my immediate command and I know therefore how well you have earned the various grades of promotion from a Subaltern to Brigadier General, which have rewarded your efforts in the great struggle for National existence. It has been your fortune not only to serve in the Staff of one of the ablest and best Generals developed by the War, Maj. Gen. McPherson, but to have won his confidence to the fullest extent..." Partial fold separation expertly repaired on verso, otherwise very clean and bright. Tastefully matted with a portrait of Grant in uniform together with a framed and hinged component allowing easy viewing of both sides of the letter. From the collection of Bradley O'Leary. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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