ALS, 1863 May 5, Hankinson's Ferry, Miss., to William Silliman Hillyer, Grand Gulf, Miss.
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Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio-died July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York) was the 18th president of the United States, serving from 1869 to 1877. As president, Grant was an effective civil rights executive who worked with the Radical Republicans during Reconstruction to protect African Americans, created the Justice Department, and reestablish the public credit. Promoted lieutenant-general, in 1864, Grant led the Union Army in winning the American Civ...
U.S. Provost Marshall General, Department of the Tennessee, 1862-1863; Bvt. Brigadier General; personal friend of Ulysses Grant. From the description of Papers of William Silliman Hillyer, 1822 (1861-1874) 1931, [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647821186 Hillyer was born in Kentucky, educated in Indiana and admitted to the Indiana bar before he was 21. He practiced law and served in the Indiana Legislature. In 1855 he moved to St. Louis, Mo., where...