The Civil War ended in April 1865, but the nation continued to close it out for several months. General Ulysses S. Grant remained in charge for the army for four years following the Civil War.
Two ALSs, both July 6, 1865, two-pages, covers present (stamps removed), son writing to his father, Braddock Loring of Roxbury, MA, one on New York Central Railroad stationery, mostly of the content dealing with subjects like the finding cotton, preserving strawberries, but nice piece about Gen. Ulysses S. Grant visiting and a friend being freed as a prisoner of war.
“…The fourth passes off quietly here. We had Gen. Grant and a lot of other generals here and the city was overrun with countrymen. How did you spend the day? I see by the New York papers that the 16th battery has been mustered out of service, and, if so, I suppose Horatio Goodwin is now free…” Second letter, “…I want particularly to know what I can get a piece of cotton cloth (about 40 yards) for—if I can get it cheaper there than here, I will get a piece…”
Folds, but in excellent condition.
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