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Collection Reference Number GLC05485.02.02
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1865-1929 
Title Description of a note from General Ulysses S. Grant
Date ca. 12 July 1885
Author Eaton, John (1829-1906)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description General Eaton describes a note given to him by General Ulysses S. Grant (see GLC05485.02.01). States that Grant's note was written at Mt. McGregor, Wilton, New York. Asserts that General Grant handed him the note after they witnessed a sermon by D. L. Newman, possibly titled "The pure in heart shall see God." Written in pencil.
Subjects Union General  Religion  Freemen  African American History  African American Troops  Contrabands  Civil War  Military History  President  Union Forces  Refugees  
People Eaton, John (1829-1906)  Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885)  Newman, D. L. (fl. 1885)  
Place written s.l.
Theme The American Civil War; Religion; African Americans
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Eaton served as chaplain to the Ohio Volunteer Infantry, colonel of the 63rd United States Colored Infantry Regiment, and superintendent in charge of freedmen, based on Grant's appointment.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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