* GRANT, Ulysses S. (1822-1885). Autograph letter signed ("U. S. Grant Lt. Gen."), to Edward Otho Cresap Ord. City Point, Virginia, 16 March 1865.
1 page, 8vo, on Head Quarters Armies of the Unites States letterhead, marked "sent" in a secretarial hand at top, pinholes upper left corner, creased at folds; matted and framed. Grant gathers his forces for a final push on Richmond, which would have Lee on the run to Appomattox within two weeks. "Maj. Gen. Ord, you can send a dispatch to F. Monroe and Norfolk directing that when Sumner [Edwin Vose, Jr.?] reaches there he will come up the river without debarking his troops. I think he will not leave White House earlier than tomorrow noon. Last night [Major General Philip] Sheridan had not reached there…"
Estimate $ 3,500-4,500
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California