A private invitation to a dinner honoring General Ulysses S. Grant at the Grand Hotel of Cincinnati on December 11th, 1879. Organizers of the event included Alphonso Taft, Nicholas Longworth and Andrew Erkenbrecher. At the reception on December 11th, 1879, Grant thanked the people of Cincinnati for their hospitality and was happy to be back in his “native State.” An incredibly scarce piece of Cincinnati history and a relic of Ulysses Grant’s World Tour.
Comments: Upon returning from a two year, post-presidential World Tour, General Ulysses S. Grant was greeted as a returning hero to the United States. With stops at Yosemite Valley, Galena Illinois and Chicago, General Grant was greeted by thousands of well-wishers. Before this dinner in Cincinnati, the Grant’s visited Xenia, Ohio to visit with Civil War orphans.