Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War signature and rank "Major General", dated July 2, 1862, and "Memphis Ten." in ink on a small card measuring 3" x 1 5/8". Note: Grant received permission on Jun 21, 1862 to move his headquarters from Corinth, Mississippi, to Memphis (he stayed at the historic Hunt Phelan Mansion, where it is said he planned the Vicksburg campaign). Grant later wrote in his memoirs," My occupation of Memphis as district headquarters did not last long. The period was, however, was marked by a few incidents which were novel to me. Up to that time I had not occupied any place in the South where the citizens were at home in any great numbers. Dover was within the fortifications at Fort Donelson, and, as far as I remember, every citizen was gone. There were no people living at Pittsburg landing, and but very few at Corinth. Memphis, however, was a populous city, and there were many of the citizens remaining there who were not only thoroughly impressed with the justice of their cause, but who thought that even the "Yankee soldiery" must entertain the same views if they could only be induced to make an honest confession." By July 15, Grant had been ordered to report back to Corinth and departed Memphis.
Pencil inscription prices to front and back; some staining and possible signs of previous adhesive, verso, light toning, fading, and foxing recto.
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