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    • Tracey Nix

      June 27, 1885, a photo of Ulysses S. Grant writing his memoirs. He was suffering from very painful throat cancer at the time. He needed to finish his memoirs before he died so the royalties could go to his beloved wife, Julia, and their children. Grant died on July 23, 1885, less than one month after this picture was taken. Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th president of the United States following his success as military commander in the American Civil War

    • Victoria Mansion

      "Gen. U.S. Grant writing his memoirs, Mount McGregor, June 27th, 1885 Ulysses Grant, three-quarter length portrait, seated in rattan chair, writing memoirs, at Mount McGregor near Saratoga Springs, N.Y."

    • Charles Martel

      ca. 1885, “U.S. Grant writing his memoirs at Mount McGregor, June 27th”.In severe pain with throat cancer, he wrote his memoirs and thereby saving his family from financial disaster. He died days after finishing. Compare Grant's fate with the financial boons enjoyed by modern ex-president's.

    • Civil War Saga

      Ulysses S. Grant in 1885. #civilwar #ulyssessgrant

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