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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Papers.

Papers. 1840-1885.

General, U.S. Army. President, U.S., 1869-1877. Letter to cousin Mckinstry Griffith telling of cadet life at West Point, 1840; typed transcripts of letters to John Lowe relating Mexican War anecdotes; letter, 26 August 1861, stating that troops are recruiting more volunteers; 16 February 1862, note to General S.B. Buckner demanding unconditional surrender; letter, Oct. 1863, memorandum regarding the treatment of civilians and their property; letter, 27 January 1864, from Abraham Lincoln; letter, 30 April 1864, to Meade regarding fresh horses; note, 4 April 1864, granting Maryland troops furlough; note to Sherman instructing him to destroy the railroad as far east of Knoxville as possible; letter, 6 May 1865, to Maj. General Halleck suggesting amnesty for General R.E. Lee; 2 letters, 1865, to General Thomas regarding troop movements and instructions on surrender of Confederate troops in Alabama and Tennessee. Letter, 22 January 1866, to Sheridan requesting names of Generals to be retained on active service; letter, 7 May 1866, to John Pope instructing him how to deal with the post trader; 16 May 1866, letter of introduction for G.A. Custer; 8 January 1877, to W.T. Sherman, advice regarding retirement of professor H.L. Kendrick; letter, 6 March [18]77 to J.M. Schofield accepting an invitation to visit West Point remarking, "I always enjoy a visit to the old Academy now that the Supt. & Instructors have lost the power they used to have of "bulldozing" me."; notes from his sick bed, June-July 1885, to Bishop John Newman; note, 3 July 1885, to his doctor; funeral memorabilia.

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