Ulysses S. Grant Relics

ID: SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3732]

Creator: United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory

Form/Genre: Glass negatives

Date: 1886

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-006, Box 010, Image No. MAH-3732

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Iron-headed cane, made from the rebel ram Merrimac; Silver-headed cane, made from wood used in the defense of Fort Sumpter; Gold-headed cane, made of wood from old Fort Duquesne, Pennsylvania; Gold-headed cane, presented to General Grant as a tribute of regard for his humane treatment of the soldiers and the kind consideration of those who ministered to the sick and wounded during the war; Gold-headed cane used by General LaFayette and presented to General Grant by the ladies of Baltimore, Maryland; Carved-wood cane from the estate of Sir Walter Scott.


  • Grant, Ulysses S (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885
  • United States National Museum
  • United States National Museum Department of Arts and Industries


  • Also known as 3732.
  • See also Record Unit 95, Box 54A, Folder 35.
  • Identification from "Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ending June 30, 1887. Part II," pages 649-653.
  • From a donation received from Julia Dent Grant and William H. Vanderbilt received in November 1886.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-006, Box 010, Image No. MAH-3732

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1886
  • 1886-1887

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Glass negatives

Local number

SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3732]

Physical description

8 x 10;

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