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Carte de visite portrait of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, 1865. Grant was commissioned Lieutenant General by Abraham Lincoln in March 1864. The black armband hanging from his sleeve may be a mourning band for President Abraham Lincoln who was…

An election year cartoon measuring Democratic candidate McClellan's military failures against the recent successes of his successor, Ulysses S. Grant. At right Grant, portrayed as a bulldog wearing a collar labeled "Lieut. General" and epaulets, sits…