in which General Grant has been, in this and the Mexican War. The dates of some I am unable to give, not remembering them nor having a history at hand to which to refer...." LS, DLC-Elihu B. Washburne. This list was evidently based on an undated list prepared by USG; with certain names and dates inserted or corrected and with the battle of Chattanooga added, it was inscribed on the scabbard of the sword. D, ibid.; ADf, deCoppet Collection, NjP. See letter to Elihu B. Washburne, Dec. 2, 1863; Jo Daviess County, pp. 417-18; John Y. Simon, ed., The Personal Memoirs of Julia Dent Grant (New York, 1975), p. 128. On Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, 1864, Charles K. Rogers, New York City, formerly of Galena, wrote to Washburne regarding the manufacture of the sword by the Ames Manufacturing Co., Chicopee, Mass. ALS, DLC-Elihu B. Washburne. See letter to Elihu B. Washburne, Dec. 12, 1863. On Feb. 27, Washburne telegraphed to USG. "Where will you be in ten days or two weeks from this time? I go to Galena early next week, family sick.Jo Daviess sword done and here. It is magnificent." ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Unbound). On the same day, USG telegraphed to Washburne. "Cant say where I will be ten days hence probably here" Telegram received, DLC-Elihu B. Washburne. Shown in New York City, put on exhibit in the office of the speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives on Feb. 29, and sent to Galena, the sword was carried to Nashville by Stephenson T. Napper and Halstead S. Townsend for the Jo Daviess County board. Rogers to Washburne, Feb. 23, 1864, ALS, ibid.; P. J. Staudenraus, ed., Mr. Lincoln's Washington: Selections from the Writings of Noah Brooks ... (New York, 1967), p. 288; Galena Weekly Gazette, April 5, 1864. On Feb. 5, USG had written a note. "Mr. Chas. K. Rodgers, a loyal citizen of New York, is authorized to visit these Hd Qrs, at any time suiting his pleasure. Provost Marshal will issue the proper passes." ANS, Mrs. George B. Post, Long Island, N. Y. For the presentation speech, and accounts by Napper and Rogers of the presentation visit, see Galena Weekly Gazette, April 5, 1864; Rogers to Washburne, April 15, 16, 1864, ALS, DLC-Elihu B. Washburne. On March 18, USG wrote to Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas introducing the committee members, who planned to visit Chattanooga. Stan. V. Henkels Catalogue 1379, Oct. 15, 1925, p. 14. The sword is pictured in Lawrence A. Frost, U. S. Grant Album (Seattle, 1966), p. .
Nashville, Tenn., March 18, 1864.
I will take advantage of Fred's return to St. Louis to send you one hundred dollars for the use of the children in paying board, buying clothing or anything else you may think proper.
Julia will go with me to Washington but will not probably remain over three or four weeks. She will then make her home with
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Publication information: Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: January 1 - May 31, 1864. Volume: 10. Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor, Ulysses S. Grant - Author. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication year: 1982. Page number: 215.
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