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    Five Cartes de Visite of Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), eighteenth President (1869-1877), served in the Mexican War, but made his mark in the Civil War. He won the first significant Union victory at Fort Donelson. At Shiloh, he took heavy losses but won, and in July 1863 forced Vicksburg to surrender. He fought Lee throughout Virginia, including the Wilderness and Petersburg, and accepted his surrender at Appomattox. He won the 1868 Presidential election, and in office continued Reconstruction, signed a gold currency law, and saw the Panic of 1873. His administration was affected by several scandals, though Grant was never involved. In true timely fashion, he finished his memoirs a week before he died. These five images are all uniformed images of the great General and leader. Three are of a younger, slimmer man, wearing his dark blue uniform. One is of a much older and distinguished looking Grant, and the final one is of Grant looking rather plump and pensive. Perhaps the most unique of the five is an image of Grant seated on a porch with his wife and son. The ornate and decorative chair seems out of place in this rustic looking setting. All photos are in very fine condition; light soiling on recto and verso; most have double lined gilt border; square corners. A superb group in near pristine shape!

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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