Photograph from Apr. 30, 1865

Ulysses S. Grant in Mourning

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    Ulysses S. Grant in Mourning

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    Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant taken in April 1865 after accepting General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Grant is wearing a black crepe mourning band on his arm in honor of President Abraham Lincoln after he was assassinated. The photograph was taken in April 1865. However, the photographer mounted the portrait on a mat that has a printed copyright statement and the earlier date 1863.

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    Use of this item for research, teaching, and private study is permitted with proper citation and attribution, as Courtesy of the Ohio History Connection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Collection . Reproduction of this item for publication, broadcast, or commercial use requires written permission. For permission, please see this web page

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    Gutekunst, Frederick. "Ulysses S. Grant in Mourning". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed June 21, 2024.