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Doubleday, Abner (1819-1893) to unknown re: Grant, Mexican War

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02465.35 Author/Creator: Doubleday, Abner (1819-1893) Place Written: Mendham, New Jersey Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1892/04/12 Pagination: 1 p.

Summary of Content: Doubleday writes a brief tribute to General Grant on the "Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter." Writes "...General Grant and myself were comrades during the Mexican War. Even at that early day he was distinguished for his soldierly qualities and was selected for a staff appointment to show the appreciation in which he was held by his superiors..." Originally accompanied GLC 2465.08

People: Doubleday, Abner, 1819-1893

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: BattleCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralPresidentMexican WarLetter of Introduction or Recommendation

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