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    Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Gibbon, and Other Notables: An Important Imperial-size Albumen Photo of July 1868 Meeting at Fort Sanders. In the summer of 1868, the Union Pacific leg of the planned transcontinental railroad was running seriously behind schedule, in part due to conflicting personal interests and territoriality among the lead figures. General Grenville Dodge and Doctor Thomas Durant, American financier and railroad promoter, were in conflict over the Union Pacific's proposed route. A "summit meeting" was called and General Grant, representing the government in Washington, made it clear that Dodge was expected to be in charge.

    Pictured (left to right) are: Sidney Dillon, General Sheridan, Mrs. Joseph Potter, General Gibbon, John Gibbon Jr,. General Grant, Col. Frederick Dent, unidentified woman with young ladies, General Sherman, unidentified woman with children, Mrs. John Bubb, Captain Mail, Mrs. Lincoln Kilbourn, Gen. Adam Jacoby Slemmer, Gen. W. S. Harney, Dr. Thomas Durant, unidentified man, Lt. John Bishop, Col. Lewis Cass Hunt, Gen. August Kautz, and Lt. Col. Joseph Potter (Commander of Fort Sanders).

    Original prints of this image in any size are rare, but this huge 15.5" x 11.5" is especially so. Condition is outstanding, with some minor light rippling of the paper, noted for accuracy.


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