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#149 - U. S. Grant Estimate: $1,500+

Early Civil War letter as Grant prepares for his first battle
Civil War-dated ALS signed “U. S. Grant, Brig. Gen. Com.,” one page, 7.5 x 7, September 17, 1861. Letter to Colonel Leonard Fulton Ross at Fort Jefferson, written from his headquarters at Cairo, Illinois. In full: “Your orders meet with my entire approval. I hope you will see them enforced.” A small edge separation to the lower horizontal fold, light soiling, trimmed edges, and writing a shade or two light, otherwise fine condition. At this early point in the war Grant had just been appointed to his first command post and had established his headquarters in Cairo earlier in September. Two weeks earlier he had led his troops to a peaceful capture of Paducah, Kentucky, which gave the Union control of the mouth of the Tennessee River. He soon met his first test in combat with the Battle of Belmont in November, moving from Cairo across the Mississippi River to attack the Confederate stronghold at Columbus, Kentucky. Grant’s victory in this fight first brought him to the attention of President Abraham Lincoln as one of the few Union officers willing to fight, paving the way for his future as the Union Army’s commanding general.

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