'You Must Throw Away That Cigar, Sir!' illustration   Save
'You Must Throw Away That Cigar, Sir!' illustration
Description: Illustration of an African American soldier insisting that General Grant put out his cigar while near ammunition, published in "A Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant" by Albert Deane Richardson in 1885. Ulysses S. Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant in Point Pleasant, Ohio. During the U. S. Civil War, Grant was promoted to the rank of General and granted command of the Union army by President Abraham Lincoln. After the victory of the Union over the Confederacy, Grant's popularity led to his election as the 18th President of the United States in 1868. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04579
Subjects: Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Ohio--History, Military; African American soldiers; Presidents--United States
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