Item #6095 Gen. Grant’s Reception at Chicago. Full Report of the Grand Re-Union of the Soldiers and Sailors of the Late War. Held at Chicago, No. 12 to 15, 1879, All the Speeches made at the Grand Banquet of the Army of the Tennessee, Held at the Palmer House, Nov. 13, 1879, including speeches by Gen. Grant, Gen. Sherman, Gen. Sheridan, Gen Logan, Gen. Wilson, Gen. Woodford, Gen. Pope, Hon. Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Col. WM. F. Vilas, Senator Oglesby, Hon. Emery A. Storrs, S. L. Clemens (“Mark Twain”). And, Col. Ingersolls’s Views on Politics & Religion.
Gen. Grant’s Reception at Chicago. Full Report of the Grand Re-Union of the Soldiers and Sailors of the Late War. Held at Chicago, No. 12 to 15, 1879, All the Speeches made at the Grand Banquet of the Army of the Tennessee, Held at the Palmer House, Nov. 13, 1879, including speeches by Gen. Grant, Gen. Sherman, Gen. Sheridan, Gen Logan, Gen. Wilson, Gen. Woodford, Gen. Pope, Hon. Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Col. WM. F. Vilas, Senator Oglesby, Hon. Emery A. Storrs, S. L. Clemens (“Mark Twain”). And, Col. Ingersolls’s Views on Politics & Religion.
Gen. Grant’s Reception at Chicago. Full Report of the Grand Re-Union of the Soldiers and Sailors of the Late War. Held at Chicago, No. 12 to 15, 1879, All the Speeches made at the Grand Banquet of the Army of the Tennessee, Held at the Palmer House, Nov. 13, 1879, including speeches by Gen. Grant, Gen. Sherman, Gen. Sheridan, Gen Logan, Gen. Wilson, Gen. Woodford, Gen. Pope, Hon. Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Col. WM. F. Vilas, Senator Oglesby, Hon. Emery A. Storrs, S. L. Clemens (“Mark Twain”). And, Col. Ingersolls’s Views on Politics & Religion.
Gen. Grant’s Reception at Chicago. Full Report of the Grand Re-Union of the Soldiers and Sailors of the Late War. Held at Chicago, No. 12 to 15, 1879, All the Speeches made at the Grand Banquet of the Army of the Tennessee, Held at the Palmer House, Nov. 13, 1879, including speeches by Gen. Grant, Gen. Sherman, Gen. Sheridan, Gen Logan, Gen. Wilson, Gen. Woodford, Gen. Pope, Hon. Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Col. WM. F. Vilas, Senator Oglesby, Hon. Emery A. Storrs, S. L. Clemens (“Mark Twain”). And, Col. Ingersolls’s Views on Politics & Religion.

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Gen. Grant’s Reception at Chicago. Full Report of the Grand Re-Union of the Soldiers and Sailors of the Late War. Held at Chicago, No. 12 to 15, 1879, All the Speeches made at the Grand Banquet of the Army of the Tennessee, Held at the Palmer House, Nov. 13, 1879, including speeches by Gen. Grant, Gen. Sherman, Gen. Sheridan, Gen Logan, Gen. Wilson, Gen. Woodford, Gen. Pope, Hon. Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Col. WM. F. Vilas, Senator Oglesby, Hon. Emery A. Storrs, S. L. Clemens (“Mark Twain”). And, Col. Ingersolls’s Views on Politics & Religion.

Chicago: Frank Roehy, Printer and Publisher, 1879. 8vo (8.5” x 6”), printed wrappers, publisher ad on back wrapper. [1], 32 pp. CONDITION: Good, light stains to wrappers, some loss of paper at spine, clean interior.

A commemorative account of the welcome-home reception organized by the Army of the Tennessee and citizens of Chicago for Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, upon his return from his post-presidential, two-and-a-half year world tour.

Included is the programme for the week-long event, procession details, tributes and speeches, and an interview by the Chicago Times with Robert G. Ingersoll, “the great champion of free thought and irreligious liberty.” In one speech, Col. Fletcher gives credit to the patriotism and heroism of women during the Civil War; in the last speech of one night, Mark Twain toasts “The Babies—As they comfort us in our sorrows, let us not forget them in our festivities … when the toast works down to the babies, we stand on common ground, for we’ve all been babies … You soldiers know that when that little fellow arrived at family headquarters you had to hand in your resignation…”

Grant’s world tour began as a vacation, then turned into a diplomatic mission as he visited leaders such as Bismark, Disraeli, and Czar Alexander II. He was the first U.S. President to go to Jerusalem, and met with Asian leaders, believing the United States commercial future lay in the Near East. Grant was harshly critical of European imperialism in Asia, and was received enthusiastically in Japan and China. This world tour helped establish a new direction for American diplomacy abroad.

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