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Civil War Archive Including U.S. Grant Cabinet Card from Mt. McGregor Taken About 1 Month Before His Death

This Civil War archive of photos and prints is comprised of 15 pieces, and includes:

1. A cabinet card entitled "Gen. U.S. Grant and Family at Mount McGregor, N.Y., June 19, 1885" depicting Civil War hero and 18th U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) seated on the front porch of his summer cottage at Mount McGregor, New York. Grant died of throat cancer about one month later, on July 23, 1885, just a few days after completing his autobiography, "The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant." With a heavily bent lower right corner. Toned with isolated flyspecking and darkened edges. Pencil inscribed verso. Else good. 6.5" x 4.25."

2. A cabinet card of Civil War veteran and 23rd U.S. President Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), ca. 1889-1893, produced and distributed by the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co., Ltd. With an elaborate advertisement for Victorian cure-all Beecham's Pills verso. Minor crazing especially to the photo bottom and isolated imperfections, else very good to near fine. 4.125" x 6.5."

3. A carte de visite-sized print of Confederate General Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) as a young officer. Expected wear. 2.625" x 3.875."

4. - 15. A set of 12 W. Boell (New York, New York) lithographs, each measuring 11.125" x 9.25," depicting groups in a military procession. Including:

- "General Hancock and Staff"
- "Grand Army of the Republic Staff"
- "U.S. Marines"
- "Battery - U.S. 5th Artillery"
- "2d Connecticut Regiment"
- "7th Regiment, N.G.S.N.Y." (National Guard for the State of New York)
- "13th Regiment, N.G.S.N.Y."
- "14th Regiment, N.G.S.N.Y."
- "23d Regiment, N.G.S.N.Y."
- "1st Massachusetts Regiment and Signal Corps"
- "New Jersey Division"
- "1st Pennsylvania Regiment"

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