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General Grant's Order #11 re: Jews continues to haunt him...
Early reactions to the 1st official Memorial Day... Southern opinion...
Item # 652586
June 12, 1868
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 12, 1868 Page 5 has a brief "SOUTHERN OPINION" of the 1st official Memorial Day, which includes in part: "Today thousands of Southerners maids and matrons in this city [Petersburg] will throng about the spots hallowed by the dust of Southern chivalry, bearing their tender offerings of violets and roses... The sweet perfume of their noble sacrifice shall forever be a joy...,' with more.
Page 5 also has under the heading, "INDIANA - Gen. Grant and the Jews...," a report which tells of considerable pressure being put upon the Jews throughout the country to not vote for Grant - the reason being affixed to his well-known General Order No. 11 (Vicksburg).
Complete in eight pages, minor light foxing, nice condition. See images for details.
Category: Post-Civil War