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In Philadelphia, wealthy citizens gift a house to the Grant family as reward for the commanding general's war service

Julia Dent Grant, detail
01/02/1865
A group of wealthy Philadelphians had subscribed several thousand dollars for the purchase of a newly built home at 2009 Chestnut in the city to be gifted to Ulysses S. Grant as reward for his war service.  The formal presentation was made this day to Mrs. Julia Dent Grant but the house was not fully ready for occupancy until May 1, 1865.  The Grants moved in immediately and lived there until moving to Washington in November 1865.  They retained ownership and rented the property.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
J.Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), I: 821. 

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