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    Ulysses S. Grant: An Unusual Mourning Item Removed From His Coffin. A wreath of dried flowers, 9.5" in diameter, together with black braid and a small piece from a flag. The label below indicates that they were taken from Grant's casket on August 8, 1885, and presented to the Arthur Dutton Post of the GAR on April 25, 1890, by S. P. Richards, a Civil War veteran. Housed in what is clearly the original shadowbox display, made with an ornate gilt frame, measuring 20" x 23". The frame shows minor wear and tear, but the mementos themselves are in excellent condition.

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    May, 2009
    13th-14th Wednesday-Thursday
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