- Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885)
Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885)
2 boxes (1 partial)
This collection is stored at Firestone Library.
Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room
Collection Creator: De Coppet, Andre,
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.