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Post Civil War Dated Telegraph from General US Grant
Item #: WR943
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This is a post war telegraph from General Ulysses Grant that is dated 19 July, 1865. The paper, titled U.S. MILITARY TELEGRAPH, measures 5 1/2" wide and 8 1/4" high. The only preprinted wording other than the title is the year, 1865, By Telegraph from and the To line. The date line is filled out July 19th in cursive writing. The by telegraph from line is filled out Richmond, also in cursive writing. The To line is addressed to a Maj Lochman. The body of the telegraph reads:"Gen Grant has telegraphed about the clothing for Genl Greggs comd at Lynchburg Pleae inform me what articles you require to complete the requisition & I will order them from Ft Monroe". The signature at the end of the telegraph is a little hard to decipher. I believe it reads W L Jones/ Cpl ???? The telegraph is asking about replacement clothing for Brigadier General John I. Gregg's command who was in the Lynchburg, Virginia during the July, 1865 time period. An interesting note, Gregg accepted the surrender of Colonel John S Mosby in Lynchburg on 17 June, 1865. This small piece of history is in very good condition. The writing is very clear and legible. There are no tears, stains or smudges of the ink. This would make a great addition to any US Grant document collection.
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