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Grant, Ulysses S
Ulysses S. Grant Autograph Military Commission Signed.
1876. Autograph military commission boldly signed by President Ulysses S. Grant, dated December 20th 1876. One page partially printed on vellum and retaining the original blue seal, the commission appoints Alexander L. Morton as First Lieutenant in the Fifth Regiment of Artillery in the service of the United States. Signed by Grant at the conclusion and countersigned by Secretary of War J. Donald Cameron and Adjutant General Edward D. Townsend. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 26.5 inches by 22.5 inches. In fine condition. Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States (1869-77). As Commanding General of the United States Army (1864-69), Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the Civil War. He implemented Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African-American citizenship, and supported unbridled nationwide industrial expansionism during the Gilded Age. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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