Civil War–dated original 2.25 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Grant in uniform and resting his arm on a table, signed in the lower border in black ink, “U. S. Grant, Lt. Gen. U. S. A.” Published by E. & H. T. Anthony of New York, from a Brady negative. Ink notation to reverse reads, “Given by Gen. to J. J. Williams at City Point, Va., Oct. 1864.” A small tear to the top (not affecting the crisp and clean overall appearance), otherwise fine condition. In October 1864, the Union was engaged in the lengthy Siege of Petersburg, and Grant’s headquarters were at City Point. An uncommon and highly desirable format. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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