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    Aide to Ulysses S. Grant: Orlando H. Ross Archive. Interesting archive of objects that belonged to Orlando H. Ross, a 2nd Lieutenant of Company D, 20th Regiment Illinois Infantry, who served on the staff of Ulysses S. Grant beginning in September 1864. He was active in the G.A.R. and Republican politics in the post-war period and died in 1892. 1) 37" x 28" red, white and blue saddle cloth with tag reading: "... Papas saddle cloth, used at the inauguration of President Harrison..." (stained, faded with scattered tears and loss). 2) 15" x 12" deer or calfskin & cloth Masonic-style apron. 3) Pair of steel spurs with Ross' G.A.R. card (Aide-de-Camp to Commander-in-Chief, Burnside Post No. 8). 4) Burgundy dress sash with note that reads: "Papas sash when he was on Gen U S Grants staff". 5) Pair of dress gloves with tag that describes them as "... gloves that Capt Ross wore at the funeral of Grant". 6) Ten political ribbons including one for John Sherman and three Garfield-related. 7) 29" x 62" wool bunting 13-star flag with brass grommets made by U. S. Bunting Company of Lowell, Massachusetts. (soiled and frayed with scattered holes). 8) Braided hat cord or lavalier.

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