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    Ulysses S. Grant: Civil War Military Button with 1897 Note of Authentication from Grant's Son Frederick. The note is written to a Mr. Rhinelander (the Rhinelander's were one of the wealthiest and most prominent families in New York City). Frederick Grant writes: "Allow me to present to you, for your collection, this button, which I have taken from a uniform worn by my father, General U.S. Grant, during our Civil War. Frederick D. Grant, New York, 5/15/97".

    This is a general service button, not one that would have been used on a general's formal uniform. However, Grant was notoriously informal in the field and may well simply have worn a more modest coat at times. It could also have come from an officer's cloak, which Grant may well have used. Nicely custom-framed.


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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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