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    [Mexican War]. Ulysses S. Grant Aztec Club Photograph. This photograph, measuring 10.75" x 8.5" and featuring members of the Aztec Club with guests, was taken at the mansion of Gen. Robert Patterson during an anniversary dinner of the club on September 16, 1873. The Aztec Club of 1847 is a patriotic hereditary society founded by U.S. Army officers who served in the Mexican War. Robert Patterson, who served as a major general during the war, was president of the club from 1867 until 1881. Seen in the photograph are former officers of both the Union and Confederate Armies, from left to right: (sitting on the front row) Gen. Fitz John Porter, Capt. Henry Coppee, Gen. Robert Patterson, President Ulysses S. Grant, Gen. George A.H. Blake, Gen. John G. Barnard (misidentified as I.G. Barnard), Gen. Oliver L. Shepherd, and Gen. William H. French; (second row) Governor Milledge L. Bonham, Gen. John J. Abercrombie, Surgeon John M. Cuyler, Gen. T.L. Alexander, Lt. Col. Frederick D. Grant (as a guest of the dinner), Gen. Orville E. Babcock, Capt. E.L.F. Hardcastle, Gen. William F. Barry, and Gen. Cadmus M. Wilcox; (last row) Col. Charles I. Biddle, Gen. Zealous B. Tower, and Gen. Robert E. Patterson. Affixed to a mount to an overall size of 17.75" x 15". A key to the photo appears below the image. Mount shows toning and light foxing. Lower left corner is bent slightly.

    Estimate: $2,000 - up.

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    June, 2015
    12th-13th Friday-Saturday
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