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#51 - U. S. Grant

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Desiring a naval appointment for an important friend—the grandson of the man who named him ‘Ulysses S. Grant’
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ALS signed “U. S. Grant, General,” one page, lightly-lined, 7.5 x 9.75, Head Quarters Armies of the United States letterhead, March 9, 1867. Letter to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles. In part: “I have the honor to recommend, and earnestly ask, the appointment of Wm Craig Johnston…to the naval school. Young Johnston is the grandson of Gen. T. L. Hamer of Ohio, who died in the service of his country during the Mexican War.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a slightly trimmed left edge. A fascinating letter due to an important association between Grant and Hamer. The late general, Thomas L. Hamer, was a congressmen as well as a soldier, representing Grant’s home state of Ohio. While serving in the House of Representatives, he nominated Grant to be a cadet at West Point—however, he incorrectly wrote his name as ‘Ulysses S. Grant,’ rather than the aspiring soldier’s given name, Hiram Ulysses Grant. The mistaken moniker stuck, and Grant used the name for the rest of his life. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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