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1980 U.S. Grant Calendar.

GRANT, Ulysses S.).

Published by N.p. [1980], N.p. (1980)

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Item Description: N.p. [1980], N.p., 1980. 4to. Stiff blue wrappers. (20pp). 10 full-p[age illustrations. Very good. Outer front wrapper (single-punched for hanging, as issued) lightly age toned and edgeworn, but internally near fine, with bit of occasional toning from long-ago newsprint contact. Probable sole printing. This bibliographically challenged production was certainly published in Ulysses S. Grant's adopted hometown of Galena, Illinois -- likely by local Grant buffs Steve Repp and Debbie Repp, who both signed the inner front wrapper in blue ballpoint. All calendar pages note only significant events in Grant's life. For the U.S. Grant collector who has everything!. Bookseller Inventory # 38676

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Strategy for Defeat: Vietnam in Retrospect

Sharp, Ulysses S. Grant

Published by Presidio Press (1978)

ISBN 10: 0891410538 ISBN 13: 9780891410539

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Item Description: Presidio Press, 1978. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 2nd print., polyester bookcover, small stain at top edge. Inscribed by author on front flyleaf. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 005248

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GRANT, Ulysses S., Jr. (1852-1929).

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Item Description: Known as "Buck," the second son of General and President U.S. Grant also rose through the ranks to became a general in the U.S. Army, but he made his mark as an attorney; the Grant & Ward brokerage firm he founded with a partner lost all his and his father's money, but he became wealthy in California real estate. Bold signature in black ink, clipped 3¼" X 1", n.p., n.y. Very good. Grant signs boldly on a printed line, below which is the printed word "Secretary" -- likely clipped from a financial document. Bookseller Inventory # 31740

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Strategy for Defeat: Vietnam in Retrospect

Sharp, Ulysses S. Grant

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Item Description: Presidio Pr. Book Condition: Very Good. SIGNED/INSCRIBED! CA: Presidio Press, 1978. Presumed 1st though not stated, no indication of later printing. Hardcover. 8vo. 324 pgs. Signed and inscribed by Admiral Sharp on front endpaper. B/w photos, maps and charts. Very good in a good dust jacket. Light edgewear to covers. Contents clean and binding sound. Jacket is edgeworn, rubbed and has small tears to spine head. Inquire if you need further information. Bookseller Inventory # B26750-M-VIET

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Signed Program.

GRANT, Ulysses S., III (1881-1968).

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Item Description: President Grant's namesake grandson, child of his eldest son Frederick; ironically, he too was a West Point graduate and rose through the ranks until he achieved major general; also ironically, just as his grandfather died shortly after completing his "Memoirs" and never saw the finished product, so too did Grant 3rd die shortly after completing a biography of his grandfather. Signed Program, 4pp, 4 3/4" X 6¼", Chicago, IL, 1959 May 20. Near fine. Printed program (blue ink on grey stock) for the Civil War Round Table -- their "181st Regular Meeting" with front wrapper noting "Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant III, U.S.A., Ret'd." and Karl S. Betts (executive director of The Civil War Centennial Commission) as the evening's speakers. Grant signs boldly in blue fountain pen across the top of the front wrapper. Inside text pages (age toned from long-ago newsprint contact) introduces their topic -- "A Centennial for All Americans" -- and gives a mini-biography of each. Rear wrapper lists the organization's officers, etc. Interesting, unusual item. Bookseller Inventory # 33212

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Land Grant.

Grant, Ulysses S.).

Published by Washington, D. C., May 1, 1869 (1869)

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Item Description: Washington, D. C., May 1, 1869, 1869. Washington, D. C., May 1, 1869, first edition. A land grant giving 160 acres near Stockton, CA to L. M. Hickman, Mt. Diablo is mentioned in the description, this c.10X16-inch document is secretarily signed in the first year of the Ulysses S. Grant administration, the verso carries an ink notation ("Recorded at the Request/of Jas and Jas Warner/Feb 16, 1871 at 1 PM in/Vol. 2 of Patents/Page 16 Stanislaus Co Records/L B Walthall Recorder/By W S Perkins Dept"), the word Executed is written in ink in the upper left-hand corner of the document. Folded, age-toned, chipping to edge that doesn't affect any of the printed or written text. Bookseller Inventory # JD3665

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General Orders, No. 189.

GRANT, Ulysses S.)

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Item Description: Washington, D.C.: War Department, 2 May 1863. 12mo. Handbill. Very good. Four-punched at left margin, not affecting text else clean and handsome. Printed general order, signed IN TYPE "By Command of Lieutenant General Grant," and also in type by E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General. Titled "Issue of Shelter Tents," this order appears to be an attempt to enforce a certain uniformity in the housing of Union troops in the field. Citing an earlier General Order "providing for the issue of shelter tents, instead of common, wall or Sibley Tents," this order states that "When troops refuse to accept shelter tents, they will not be furnished with any. Troops in garrisons, at stations, or in detachments, can construct huts, if they prefer them to shelter tents." (Shelter tents are simple inverted V-shape canvas shelters without ends or a floor, Sibley tents are a 12' tall by 18' wide teepee-type canvas tent, and wall tents are Sibley tents with the circular side pulled horizontal at 4', creating more usable floor space.). Bookseller Inventory # 33258

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GRANT, Ulysses S., III (1881-1968).

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Item Description: President Grant's namesake grandson, child of his eldest son Frederick; ironically, he too was a West Point graduate and rose through the ranks until he achieved major general; also ironically, just as his grandfather died shortly after completing his "Memoirs" and never saw the finished product, so too did Grant 3rd die shortly after completing a biography of his grandfather. DS, 1p, 7 3/4" X 3", Washington, DC, 1906 May 15. Check on pale pink stock drawn on The Riggs National Bank, with handsome engraving of that institution at left. Made out to "Adjutant, 2d Batt. Engrs" in the amount of $26.31 in one hand and then signed by Max C. Tyler (1880-1974, West Point 1903 graduate, worked his way up to major general with the Corps of Engineers). Near fine. Usual cancellation marks. On the verso, Grant boldly pens in brown ink "Pay to order of / Julian L. Schley / U.S. Grant 3rd." Below this, Schley pens: "1st Lieut. Eng'rs and / Adjutant 2d Batt. / Julian L. Schley." (Schley, 1880-1965, a fellow 1903 West Point graduate and Corps of Engineer career officer, was appointed Governor of the Panama Canal Zone in 1932, serving until 1941.) And lastly, below this the check is also boldly endorsed by Mark Brooke (1903 West Point graduate, second lieutenant with the Corps of Engineers, in 1904 assigned to take transfer and begin construction of the Panama Canal for the U.S. Government). Though "Band Mess" is inked at lower left of this check by the secretary who filled in the recipient and amount, its purpose and the reason for three endorsements is not clear. Intriguing and attractive item from quite early in Grant's career, in any case. Bookseller Inventory # 33215

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GRANT, Ulysses S., Jr. (1852-1929).

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Item Description: The generalís second child, a lawyer, got his father involved in the firm Grant and Ward, which went belly up and lost much of the generalís money -- which ultimately forced him to write his bestselling "Memoirs." ANS, 1p, 5" X 7", Paris, France, 1927 May 25. Addressed to Professor Henri S. Rover. Very good. On Hotel Lotti letterhead, Grant notes: "Your rebel grand dad was no doubt a loyal citizen and a friend to Genl Grant." Bold and handsome. Juniorís signature is eerily similar to his fatherís. Bookseller Inventory # 17

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GRANT, Ulysses S., III (1881-1968), PEMBERTON, John C., III (1893-?) and STUART, J.E.B., III (?-?).

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Item Description: Not only were these three grandsons named after their famous grandfathers, but each achieved some reknown in his own right and all three wrote books about their namesakes. Three items, each with Civil War content: First, a postcard ANS from Grant, 1p, 6" X 3½", n.p. [Clinton, NY], 1965 September 8. Addressed to noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Fine. Along the top of a mimeographed notice from the Civil War Round Table of New York, of which Gates was an officer, describing "our 1966 Battlefield Tour. a visit to the Chattanooga-Chickamauga area," Grant handsomely pens in his usual vibrant blue ink, "This should be a wonderful trip, but I can not go with you Best wishes for a fine time." Boldly signed. With original envelope, addressed in Grant's hand. Second, a postcard ANS from Pemberton, 1p, heavy stock 3¼" X 5½", New York, NY, 1956 June 14. Addressed to Arnold Gates. Fine. Regards "our congenial and happily close association during my term as President of our C.W.R.T. I never knew a more even tempered, patient and industrious guy than you are." Nicely penned in black ink. Signed in full. Third, a postcard ANS from Stuart, 1p, heavy stock 5½" X 3¼", Manhasset, NY, 1960 March 9. Addressed to Arnold Gates. Fine. Discusses a Civil War Round Table Speaker, attractively penned in blue ink. Finally, these are accompanied by a superb 8" X 10" glossy black and white photograph of these three namesake grandsons in suit and tie on one of the rare occasions when they were together -- a Civil War Round Table function on February 10, 1963. Bookseller Inventory # 33213

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Fifty Years Among Authors, Books and Publishers

Derby, J. C (Ulysses S. Grant)

Published by New York, G.W. Carleton & Co. (1884)

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Item Description: New York, G.W. Carleton & Co., 1884. Hardcover. Book Condition: VG-. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Half-leather and marbled boards. TEG. Professionally recased and rebacked. Illustrated with engraved portraits. Wear and rubbing along the edges, the corners are worn with the boards showing. Wear and rubbing along the spine. Foxing to the frontispiece, title page, and the tissue overlay. The interior is tight and quite clean. ; Inscribed on the first front blank as follows, "General U. S. Grant, With the sincere regards of his friend, Geo. W. Childs. Philadelphia, Christmas 1884." Childs was a prominent newspaper publisher of the time and there is an entire chapter devoted to him in this book. Grant is also mentioned a couple of times in the book. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 739 pages; Signed by Associated. Bookseller Inventory # 59091

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The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: Volumes 1 - 6.

GRANT, Ulysses S.

Published by Southern Illinois University Press 1967-77, Carbondale (1967)

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Item Description: Southern Illinois University Press 1967-77, Carbondale, 1967. Hardcover. Edited by John Y. Simon. Volumes 1 through 6. Small 4to. Red cloth, price-clipped dust jackets. xxxix, 458pp; xxxiii, 399pp; xxv, 479pp; xxv, 520pp; xxv, 458pp; xxiv, 492pp. Frontispieces, illustrations, maps. Fine/near fine overall. Slightest occasional jacket edgewear. The first half dozen volumes -- all tight, handsome, exceptional, covering the period from 1837 until December 8, 1862 -- of the famed scholarly project that's still in process today. Includes a choice autograph addition: Tipped to an inner flyleaf of the first volume is a Typed Letter Signed from Simon to noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93), 1p, 8½" X 11", 1966 August 24. Near fine. Two faint original horizontal folds. On the eve of the publication of the first volume, writing on letterhead of "The Ulysses S. Grant Association," the ever-helpful Simon helps Gates with a research question. In part: "I have checked all our Grant indexes without finding anything from Andrew C. Todd. It may well be, however, that, while we do not have anything currently written either by Todd to Grant or Grant to Todd, we may turn up something later. It may also be that he is mentioned in correspondence not indexed under his name." Signed simply "John" in blue ballpoint. Gates commented on Simon's herculean editing task years later in a "Civil War Times Illustrated" book review (September 1982), thusly: "If anyone deserved a Pulitzer award for a task of historical scholarship, it has to be Dr. John Y. Simon. laboring on this significant and monumental contribution." DORNBUSCH IV, 1536. Bookseller Inventory # 33699

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Autograph Letter Signed to Oliver Hoyt.

Grant, Ulysses S.

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Item Description: Washington DC: Executive Mansion, Dec. 9, 1870. 2 pp., 8vo, 8 x 5 inches, written in ink on letterhead. In fine condition, matted and framed. A brief but interesting letter to Oliver Hoyt, a long-time supporter of the President: ÒYour favor. arrived two days ago. I am indebted to the Vice-President for any knowledge as to whom I was indebted for this kind remembrance.Ó signed U.S. Grant. Oliver Corse Hoyt (July 24, 1823ÐMay 5, 1887) was a member of the Connecticut Senate from 1877 to 1881. He was President Pro Tempore of the Connecticut Senate from 1877 to 1879. He was a presidential elector in 1872, and cast his vote for Ulysses S. Grant. Hoyt was a trustee of a fund of $250,000 that was raised by private subscription in 1881 for the benefit of Grant and his family, to insure the General an income for the remainder of his life. Bookseller Inventory # 106110

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GRANT, Ulysses S.

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Item Description: Soft cover. as President of the United States, Washington, October 20, 1875; directing the Secretary of State [Hamilton Fish] to issue a warrant "Authorizing Francis M. Richey to receive into custody James T. Burnett, a fugitive from the justice of the United States." 4to. 1 page (engraved, with secretarial additions). Uncommon in this form. James T. Burnett was charged with the crime of murder in the first degree. He was charged in Iowa and was then a fugitive in the dominion of Canada. Grant (1822-85), Ohio-born Civil War general; 18th U.S. President (1869-77) noted for the campaign victories at Vicksburg (July, 1863) and at Richmond (March 1865); conferred general of the armies (1865-67) and secretary of war after Stanton until the Senate restored Stanton; administration noted for corrupt officials and the Credit Mobilier scandal; spent final year sin poverty only to be restored by the success of his "Personal Memoirs.". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 500754

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GRANT, Ulysses S.

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Item Description: Soft cover. as President of the United States, Washington, April 6, 1876; directing the Secretary of State [Hamilton Fish] to affix the Seal of the United States to "a warrant for the pardon of John R. Bolton" 4to, 1 page (engraved, with secretarial additions). The case of John R. Bolton, involved a man convicted in the territory of New Mexico for failure to pay a retail liquor dealer's tax, sentenced to be imprisoned for thirty days and to pay a fine of $100.00. Both the judge and the U.S. attorney believed that Bolton had no criminal intent, and it was on the basis that Grant issued the pardon. Grant (1822-85), Ohio-born Civil War general; 18th U.S. President (1869-77) noted for the campaign victories at Vicksburg (July, 1863) and at Richmond (March 1865); conferred general of the armies (1865-67) and secretary of war after Stanton until the Senate restored Stanton; administration noted for corrupt officials and the Credit Mobilier scandal; spent final year sin poverty only to be restored by the success of his "Personal Memoirs.". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 500753

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GRANT, ULYSSES S. (1822-85).

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Item Description: Union general in charge of all armies of the United States during the Civil War; eighteenth president of the United States (1868-76). DS, 1p, 10½" X 13½", Galena, IL, n.y. [late 1870s]. Near fine. Faint, even age toning. Handsome example of the well-known "Soldiers Monument Association" certificate, issued to raise funds to construct the soldiers monument that stands today in this historic city in northwest Illinois -- U.S. Grant's adopted hometown. At top is a handsome oval steel-engraved portrait of Abraham Lincoln, surrounded by the American Eagle and U.S. flags. Elaborate typeface text notes that "This Certifies / That / [blank rule] / Is Hereby Constituted / A Member of the / Jo Daviess Soldiers' Monument / Association / Galena, Ill. Aug. 28th 1865." Other small engraved vignettes surround this text show Lady Liberty holding the flag, the U.S. Capitol behind her; Lady Liberty lounging against a cannon and anchor, olive branch in one hand and dove alighted on the other; three lead miners examining ore in a mine ("Galena" being Latin for lead); a Civil War cavalry officer chatting with two blacksmiths as they forge a sword. At lower right, Grant signs boldly as president of this association, while another Union brevet general from Galena, John C. Smith (1832-1910), signs at lower left as secretary. This particular copy was never issued, thus has no recipient's name filled in. Despite the August 28, 1865 date printed on the certificate, this was NOT the date of its issuance; this was the date of the creation of the association. It was only after Grant's presidency, in the late 1870s, that this association got off its duff and made a concerted effort to raise funds to build a monument and created these certificates. This document has been simply but tastefully matted in white and framed in a simple ½" black wood frame (overall dimensions 16½" X 19½"). Bookseller Inventory # 35265

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Item Description: J. B. Lippincott, 1885. Hard Cover. Book Condition: near Very Good binding. First Edition. Signed. A scarce Arabian horse book by Randolph Huntington of Oyster Bay who was one of the earliest breeders of the Arabian horse in America. He was much taken with two purebred stallions -- "Leopard" and "Linden Tree" -- which the Sultan of Turkey gave to General Grant in 1879. Huntington wrote the text, and commissioned the 5 portrait plates of the stallions (all are in Fine condition, though the plate of "General Beale" has a penned annotation to the text under the portrait). Overall a nice copy of a scarce and desirable book. A presentation copy to Edwin Fairax Naulty. There is some loss to the top of both boards near the spine and to the top of the spine, probably from a rodent nibble. near Very Good binding. Bookseller Inventory # 250982

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Havana, Cuba; Guatemala

Grant, Ulysses S.; Seward, William H.; Fish, Hamilton; Frelinghuysen, Frederick T.

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Item Description: 1873. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. Archive of material relating to diplomat Henry C. Hall (circa 1820-1901), the U.S. Consul at Matanzas (1864-73), U.S. Consul General at Havana (1873-77), and U.S. Minister at Costa Rica, Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua (1882-89). Highlights --------- 1). Document measuring 14 x 20 inches, with State Department raised seal, appointing Hall as the temporary U.S. Vice-Consul at Havana; dated March 1869; signed by Secretary of State William H. Seward. 2). Document measuring 15 x 20 inches, with Executive Department raised seal, appointing Hall as the U.S. Consul General at Havana; dated November 7, 1873; signed by President Ulysses S. Grant and Secretary of State Hamilton Fish. 3). Document measuring 12 x 24 inches (both sides), with state Department raised seal, appointing Hall as U.S. Minister to the "Central American States"; dated May 9, 1882; signed by Secretary of State Frederick T. Frelinghuysen. 4). Document measuring 14 x 22 inches, testimonial acknowledging Hall's efforts at defusing the "recent political crisis" in Guatemala through his "wise and beneficent counsels," thereby sparing "us from anarchy and bloodshed, which the whole Republic so very narrowly escaped"; dated April 18, 1885; signed by 70 leading Guatemalans ------------- Footnote: President Grant conferred upon Hall the position of Consul General at Havana on November 7, 1873, the day that Spanish authorities in Cuba shocked Americans by executing 53 crew and passengers of the "Virginius," a vessel caught off the island trying to supply insurgents while falsely flying the U.S. flag. Grant, Secretary Fish, and Hall spent a difficult month balancing public demands for retribution with the knowledge that the "Virginius" had limited grounds for legal protection. Before passions cooled, most Washington lawmakers had shied away from action, causing Grant to quip "if Spain were to send a fleet into the harbor of New York, and bombard the city, the Senate might pass a resolution of regret that they had had cause for so doing, and offer to pay them for the expense of coming over and doing it." A remarkable archive with historical significance. Shipping extra. noamz. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-4749506087

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Framed Document Signed as ad interim Secretary of War

GRANT, Ulysses S.

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Item Description: Washington, 1867. unbound. At the time that this document was signed, President Andrew Johnson was undergoing Impeachment proceedings. A week earlier he compounded his problems by firing Secretary of War Stanton and convincing Grant to fill the Cabinet position. Two months later both houses of Congress determined that it was illegal to fire Stanton and that he should be reinstated immediately. Grant, rather than to get caught up with the political controversy, walked away from President Johnson - both men refusing to speak to one another for the rest of their lives. 1 page on "War Department" letterhead, 9.75 x 7.75 inches, Washington, November 6, 1867 -- an uncommon partly printed document signed "U.S. Grant" as ad interim Secretary of War, a post he held for only eight weeks, informing Thomas J. Greggs: "You are hereby notified that the President of the United States has appointed you, for gallant and meritorious services during the war, a Captain by Brevet. Should the Senate at their next session, advise and consent thereto, you will be commissioned accordingly." Beautifully framed to 15.5 x 17.5 inches with a 4.5 x 3.75-inch copperplate portrait, along with a tan matte and black-and-gold frame. The letter has horizontal folds and a small smudge in the left margin; overall a magnificent item in near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 231088

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Executive order - John A. Rawlins

Grant, Ulysses S.

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., 1869. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. Single page, 8vo., on "Executive Mansion" letterhead. Pencil draft of Grant's executive order regarding the death of his Secretary of War John A. Rawlins, dated September 6, 1869; revised and issued by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish the following day "by order of the President" (see Richardson, "Messages and Papers of the Presidents," 8: 3979) ---- "Issue Ex. order directing the funeral of Sec. Rawlins to take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. with military honors under direction of the Gen. of the Army. Detail pawl [sic] bearers. Direct on day of funeral salute be fired from all arsenals and forts, navy yards military and naval academies in the United States, flags to be kept at half mast during the day, all customs houses closed and public work be suspended for the day, and that the Gen. of the Army and heads of depts. give the necessary orders for carrying these directions into effect" ---- In 1860, Rawlins, then a young lawyer, first met Grant at Galena, Illinois. There relationship was notable for its closeness and as Grant was promoted, so was Rawlins, becoming Grant's principal staff officer and most intimate and influential advisor. Rawlins was "the only man, aside from his sons that Grant ever loved." Sick with tuberculosis, Rawlins served as Grant's first secretary of war, but died after only six months in office, as another friend, W.T. Sherman, stood by his bedside. Rawlins's devotion to Grant was underscored by his poignant last request to see Grant, who arrived just minutes after he passed away. Professionally matted and framed. Shipping extra. noamz. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-2410067480

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Item Description: FreedmanÕs Village was established on the Arlington estate of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in June 1863, to serve as a camp for Civil War contrabands. The name ÒcontrabandsÓ was the linguistic solution of Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler to a real problem. Many slaves from Virginia and Maryland escaped to Washington, D.C., seeking freedom after President Lincoln emanci- pated the districtÕs slaves in 1862. Butler, who did not want runaway slaves turned away, ratio- nalized that because slaves were considered property in the South, they could be used to help the Confederate war effort. Therefore, these people were deemed ÒcontrabandsÓ, who would not be returned to their masters for their use but would be set free instead. A camp, called Freed- manÕs Village, was established for them, the exact location of which is believed to have been in what is now the southern section of Arlington National Cemetery. The village was dedicated December 4, 1863. The village was run by the FreedmanÕs Bureau during most of its existence. It began as little more than a tent camp and grew into a community not only for refugees, but also for many of the former Arlington slaves. As the community grew, the village was able to provide housing, education, training for employment skills, church services, medical care and food for the former slaves. Homes in the village were wooden and housed two to four families each. The first school, which opened shortly after the camp dedication, began with 150 students and peaked with 900 students. In addition to children, adults could be counted among the student population. During the Civil War, with Southerners still maintaining the freedmen were slaves, and with so many defenseless women and children living there, there was concern about their security. Ac- cording to the Arlington Cemetery website, U.S. Colored Troops were used Òto protect fugitive slaves from their former slave owners.Ó They also aided in policing the community. Autograph Note Signed ÒU.S.G.Ó, Washington, circa 1864-5, to George K. Leet, showing this very policy in action. ÒDirect Department Commander to send a commanding officer & 20 men to FreedmanÕs Village, Va. to be stationed until further orders.Ó The village received less support after the war and even less after Reconstruc- tion. It remained open until December 7, 1887, when the people there were given 90 days to leave. Bookseller Inventory # 9189

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Item Description: The report, apparently a cover-up, states that the only people involved were an Òinferior class of Indians and Negroes, Indian scouts and quartermasterÕs employees.Ó Autograph Letter Signed with initials ÒU.S.GÓ, on Head- quarters Army of the United States letterhead, Washington, not dated but January 18, 1868, to George Leet, asking him to look into disturbing reports about soldiers firing into a crowd of Indians, soldiers and women at a dance. ÒAt Ft. Gibson on New Years Eve some soldiers fired into a ballroom when Cherokees and some Army officers were present, killing one Indian and wounding several women. Cause report to be made and call special attention order issued in Ô65 against whiskey being taken into Indian country.Ó That same day, Leet wrote Gen. Andrew Smith ordering the investigation Grant sought. Leet received back a report dated March 5, 1868, endorsed by Gen. Philip B. Sheridan, who was then head of the Department of the Missouri and in whose command the incident took place. He was no friend of the Indians. It stated that in the town of Ft. Gibson in Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma), a Cherokee who owned a store - one Jesse Bushyhead - threw a party above his shop. After it broke up at 1:00 AM, Bushyhead and others at his party Òproceeded to a house of doubtful characterÓ where they found a party Òcomposed of an inferior class of Indians and Negroes, Indian scouts and quartermasterÕs employees.Ó It continued that Bushyhead and his friends were intoxicated and the women present fled, Òfearful of the consequences.Ó Bushyhead, says the report, was shot by an Indian scout, and the wounding of the women was ignored, but a statement inserted that nobody seemed willing to talk about the incident. In any event, there were no United States officers or soldiers present at all during the entire night. That scout was arrested and would stand trial. As for the whiskey, it had been supplied by an Indian, who was arrested and released, as it was not unlawful for one Indian to sell alcohol to an- other. It went on to criticize Cherokee law as inadequate to the incident. Another report accompanied this first one, making it clear that the shooting occurred at a home owned by a Negro, and that since everyone who saw the incident was drunk when it hap- pened, valid evidence would be hard to find. The reports smack of a whitewash, with lan- guage designed to trivialize the incident by saying that the only people involved were an Òinferior class of Indians and Negroes, Indian scouts and quartermasterÕs employ- ees.Ó And as for the women, it is no won- der they wouldnÕt talk, considering their exposed position and dependence on Army dollars for sustenance. Òon new yearÕs eve some soldiers fired into a ball- room.killing one Indian and wounding several women.Ó. Bookseller Inventory # 9190

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President Grant Calls the Senate Into Special Session

Ulysses S. Grant

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Item Description: To Ratify a War Claims Treaty With Great BritainWhen Ulysses S. Grant assumed the presidency in March 1869, relationsbetween Great Britain and the United States were at a low ebb. From theAmerican point of view, the foremost reason for the breach was the constructionand refitting of Confederate warships by British shipbuilders during theCivil War. American politicians argued that such behavior violated BritainÕsofficial neutrality, and demanded that the British government make financialrestitution--these were collectively known as the Alabama claims, afterthe most successful of the Confederate ships. Negotiations between Britainand the United States to resolve these disputes began during the presidentialadministration of Andrew Johnson. After GrantÕs election in November1868, the president-elect informed JohnsonÕs secretary of state, William H.Seward, that he wanted to be consulted during the ongoing talks. Seward,however, ignored Grant and reached a settlement with Britain, known as theJohnson-Clarendon Convention, which only provided financial restitutionto private American citizens for specific damages, and did not cover generalharm caused by the British-built Confederate warships against the Unionmilitary. Grant opposed the unpopular treaty for this reason.A month after his inauguration, the treaty was ready to be submitted tothe Senate for ratification. The Senate was not, however, in session, so heordered it to convene in a special session. Document Signed as President,Washington, April 8, 1869, ÒTo the Senators of the United States respectively,Ócalling the Senate into official session. ÒObjects interesting to the United States requiringthat the Senate should be in session on the 12th instant, to receive and actupon such communications as may be made to it on the part of the Executive, yourattendance in the Senate Chamber in this City, on that day, at 12 oÕclock noon, isaccordingly requested.Ó There were then 62 U.S. Senators and likely each wassent a copy. This one was received by Senator John Scott of Pennsylvania.A search of auction records for the past 35 years discloses no other copieshaving reached the marketplace, nor do we recall ever having seen anotherone. In fact, this is our first Grant document of any kind calling the Senateinto session.The Special Senate Session lasted from April 12-22, 1869, and the proposedtreaty was denounced in the debate. Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts,chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, insisted on thefloor that the British government owed American taxpayers $2 billion indamages, and recommended the down payment be BritainÕs cession of Canadato the United States. In the end, the Senate agreed with President Grantand rejected the treaty overwhelmingly, 54-1. It would be a few years morebefore this issue could be resolved in a form satisfactory to both sides. Bookseller Inventory # 9311

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A History of the Jetties at the Mouth of the Mississippi River

Corthell, E. L.; James B. Eads; Ulysses S. Grant

Published by New York: John Wiley (1880)

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Item Description: New York: John Wiley, 1880. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 8vo., hard-grained brown morocco especially bound for President Ulysses S. Grant and gilt-lettered, "Genl. U. S. Grant," on the front cover; raised bands; gilt inner dentelles; edges gilt; several loosened pages, minor rubbing to extremities; enclosed in a custom-built box. First edition, with 24 full page and 10 fold-out plates. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To General U. S. Grant, Who as President of the United States approved the Jetty Act; encouraged and sustained the work; and by his great influence and authority aided in opening the Mouth of the Mississippi to the commerce of the world; this history of the Jetties is presented with the compliments and best wishes of his friend Jas B. Eads, March 1881,Ē on the free front endpaper ----- James B. Eads, the self-educated Missouri engineer and entrepreneur, possessed the same aptitude for river engineering as Mark Twain had revealed for river writing. The perennial problem of sandbars obstructing the Mississippiís mouth, thereby grounding or detaining goods-laden vessels, had reduced New Orleans to a second-rate port. Eads favored installing jetties, or underwater walls, which would redirect water with force enough to scour out and deepen its own channel while depositing sediment far into the Gulf. In his 1873 annual message, Grant identified opening unfettered navigation of the Mississippi and other waterways as a government priority, which would assuage the current economic depression by providing inexpensive, reliable transportation. Work on the twin jetties commenced in June 1875. Eadsís chief assistant engineer and later resident engineer Elmer L. Corthell oversaw the project. The Civil War captain of artillery and Brown University graduate proved a jack of various trades, serving as Eadsís on-site eyes and ears, public relations spokesman, and occasional fundraiser. Corthell worked closely with an advisory commission of engineers, which Eads established. Eadsís work reinvigorated lawmakers. In June 1879 Congress created the Mississippi River Commission, a top-level agency comprised of military and civilian engineers, including Eads, charged with shaping future river policy. The following month, Eads completed the twin jetties. The chief beneficiary, New Orleans, would become the nationís second largest port. Visiting the Crescent City in the spring of 1880, Grant inspected the jetties with Eads. At a banquet in Grantís honor, Eads suggested that the unobstructed waves of the Mississippi seemed to mumur as they passed, ďLet us have peace; let us have peaceĒ ------- Later that year Corthellís "A History of the Jetties at the Mouth of the Mississippi River" appeared to positive reviews. The "Nation" praised the work for presenting the history of Eadsís jetties, perhaps the single greatest engineering feat to date, in discernible prose, and for supplying readers with accessible diagrams, illustrations, charts, and maps. Eads commended Corthell for presenting a correct, careful, and thorough account of their project, from inception to completion. Corthell provided a detailed history of the Mississippi as a commercial outlet, reprinted various commission and board reports, analysed construction costs, and elucidated the step-by-step progress of the jetty construction. Future generations might be forced to rebuild Eadsís work, admitted Corthell, but ďthe jetty principle has been so clearly proven to be in perfect harmony with the laws of nature, that jetties will be maintained foreverĒ ----- Eads presented Grant with this copy of "A History of the Jetties" in March 1881, bearing an inscription acknowledging his efforts in aiding to open the mouth of the Mississippi. A significant work with a most distinguished provenance. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-6632751014

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Item Description: In March 1864, U.S. Grant was summoned fromthe Western Theater, promoted to lieutenant general,and given command of all Union armies. Hechose to make his headquarters with the Army ofthe Potomac, although Meade remained the actualcommander of that army. He left Maj. Gen. WilliamT. Sherman in command of most of the westernarmies. Grant devised a coordinated strategy thatwould strike at the heart of the Confederacy frommultiple directions: Grant, Meade, and BenjaminButler against Lee near Richmond, Virginia; FranzSigel in the Shenandoah Valley; Sherman to invadeGeorgia, defeat Joseph E. Johnston, and capture Atlanta;George Crook and William W. Averell to operateagainst railroad supply lines in West Virginia;Nathaniel Banks to capture Mobile, Alabama. Thiswas the first time the Union armies would have a coordinatedoffensive strategy across a number of theaters.And although previous Union campaigns inVirginia had the Confederate capital of Richmond astheir primary objective, this time the objective wasthe destruction of LeeÕs army. Grant ordered Meade,ÒWherever Lee goes, there you will go also.ÓThe scene of action in 1864 was to be the oft-contested ground to the west of Fredericksburg,where the two armies faced each other across the line of the Rapidan River, in substantially thesame positions they had occupied for most of the war. The Rapidan is a tributary of the RappahannockRiver that runs just to the south of the main flow, so GrantÕs forces were mostly betweenthe two rivers. Bull Run, the site of the first great battle of the war, was to the north, between theRappahannock and Washington. GrantÕs foe, General Robert E. Lee, was a brilliant tactician renownedfor making daring and game-changing attacks on Union flanks during battles, and haddone so with great success at Second Bull Run and Chancellorsville. Grant was determined notto allow Lee to play this card with effect again. Because he would be attacking from northwestto southeast, his chief concern was that Lee would fight a holding operation at his front, andmoving west and north, would try to flank him on his right (LeeÕs left), cross the Rappahannock,and get between the Army of the Potomac and Washington. That would mean the end of GrantÕsplans, as he would immediately have to break off and retreat in the face of the enemy (not aneasy feat in itself), and then rush to protect the nationÕs capital. So Grant acted to close off thatpossibility just prior to launching his campaign.Autograph Letter Signed on Washington telegraph paper, in pencil, April 20, 1864 to Major GeneralGeorge Meade, ordering him to ÒSet Engineers to building Blockhouses at all the bridges betweenBull Run & the Rappahannock both included. They should be put up with all rapidity.Ó The letter issigned ÒU. S. Grant Lt. Gen.Ó The series of blockhouses were designed to obstruct an attemptedflanking attack and river crossing by Lee and thus provide defensive cover for the Army of thePotomacÕs imminent campaign which began on May 3, 1864. In addition to preventing LeeÕs advancingtoo far north, the blockhouses would also help secure the railroad between Washington,Manassas and Brandy Station, a critical route to help supply GrantÕs massive army. The letter ismatted and framed with a colored period engraving of Grant.This was the beginning of the Overland Campaign, the bloodiest campaign in American historyand the turning point in the Civil War. Soon Lee would be bottled up in Petersburg and the endwould be just a matter of time. Bookseller Inventory # 9118

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Original Carte-de-Visite Photograph of Ulysses S. Grant As Lieutenant General Signed by Grant

GRANT, ULYSSES S

Published by Philadelphia F. Gutenkunst (circa 1865) (1865)

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Item Description: Philadelphia F. Gutenkunst (circa 1865), 1865. Original Carte-de-Visite Photograph of Ulysses S. Grant as Lieutenant General signed on the mount ÒU.S. Grant, Lt. Gen. U.S.A.Ó Bottom credit ÒF.Gutenkunst, PhotogÕrÓ and with verso photographerÕs mark, name and address. A handsome portrait, one of the classic images of the Civil War Grant shows him 3/4 length, in uniform, one hand in his trousers pocket ad the other grasping the hem of his coat. Some very minor and extremely tiny faint bits of foxing but unlike so many photos of this vintage, the blacks and gray tones of the images are unusually rich and dark. With GrantÕs signature darkly and neatly penned on the 1/2Ó deep lower mount margin (partially over GutenkunstÕs name). The mount is quite clean and sharp. The verso bears a 2 cents wartime revenue stamp and a tiny inked note presenting the photo ÒTo Mrs. Ewing with regards of W.W.S.Ó A superior Civil War Grant photograph. Bookseller Inventory # 12594J

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DOCUMENT SIGNED BY ULYSSES S. GRANT. Appointment of Agent for the Indians of the Ponca Agency in Dakota [Territory]. Together with the archive of A. J. Carrier, Indian Agent 1875-1876.

Grant, Ulysses S.

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Item Description: Department of the Interior, Washington, 1875. Book Condition: Very good+ condition. First Edition. A large partly printed document, appointing A. J. Carrier to the position of Indian Agent for the Ponca Indians in Dakota Territory, signed by President Ulysses S. Grant on January 13, 1875. The document meaures 20.75 (w) x 16 (h), and is framed. Countersigned by Acting Secretary of the Interior B. R. Cowan. Included is an intersting archive of almost 30 items, most of which relates to Carrier's service as Indian Agent at the Ponca Agency. Many are on Agency or United States letterhead. One document lists 16 Indians by name for rations stopped or doubled; another is a detail of picket guard one mile west of Point Village against Sioux attacks and lists an Indian Sergeant and 10 Indian Privates; many documents are receipts of payment to Indians for services at the Agency, including Little Snake, Peter Primeaux, Frank Le Fleash, Sick Bull, Rough Face, etc.; another is a large document, torn at folds, listing the names of 211 Indians signed with their marks receiving annuity payments, witness and signed by A. J. Potter and A. J. Abbott, and Charles P. Morgan interpreter. Additionally, there are three printed govenrment publications, including Army HQ General Orders No. 97, a Senate Petition of Carrier, and a House of Representatives Report submitted by Carrier. There is also a statement of equipage and supplies for 1864-1865 signed by Carrier, for the 198th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (Infantry) Company A of which Carrier was an officer. There is also a five page "Descriptive List of Curiosities furnished by the Ponca Indians of Dakota." An interesting and unique collection of original documents. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 011828

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