Sep 30, 2021 - Sale 2580

Sale 2580 - Lot 91

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(CIVIL WAR.) Ulysses S. Grant. General Orders, No. 108--his farewell order to the troops. One printed page, 7 1/4 x 5 inches, signed in type by Grant as Lieutenant General, and signed in manuscript by Captain George B. Halsted as Assistant Adjutant General; folds, minor foxing, apparently lacking an integral blank leaf. Washington, 2 June 1865

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Grant's eloquent farewell to "the Soldiers of the Armies of the United States," explicitly naming slavery as the root cause of the war. "By your patriotic devotion to your country in the hour of danger and alarm--your magnificent fighting, bravery, and endurance--you have . . . overthrown all armed opposition to the enforcement of the laws, and of the Proclamation forever abolishing SLAVERY--the cause and pretext of the Rebellion."