- Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885)
Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885)
2 boxes (1 partial)
This collection is stored at Firestone Library and Firestone Library.
This collection is stored onsite at Firestone Library. Boxes 18-19, 21-22, 36-38, and 47
are stored in special vault facilities.
Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room
Collection Creator: De Coppet, Andre, 1892-1953..
Extent: 2 boxes (1 partial)
Collection is open for research use. Researchers may be required to use surrogates of
collection items stored in special vault facilities.
Grant served as the leading Union general in the American Civil War and eighteenth President of the United States (1869–1877). This file dates from 1858-1884 and primarily consists of correspondence written before and after his Presidency. Grant's role as general is prominently featured as many of the letters were sent directly from the battlefields of the Civil War. His correspondence with other generals and army officers captures the fevered pace and constant strategizing of the war. The progression of certain battles can be traced through the many notes he sent throughout the same day, week, or month. Telegraph notes marked "cipher" highlight the threat of enemy interception. Many of the letters were written from City Point, Virginia, the Union headquarters and base of supplies during 1864 and 1865. In addition to correspondence, there are miscellaneous documents at the end of the series.
Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885); 1858-1885; Andre De Coppet Collection, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.