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At a gala reception in New York City, thousands greet General Ulysses S. Grant and his family

Reception for General U.S. Grant, New York City, November 20, 1865, artist's impression, detail
11/20/1865
Towards the end of a highly successful and public visit to New York City, Lieutenant-General U.S. Grant, his family, and staff, were hosted at a grand reception at the Fifth Avenue Hotel in the city. Around two thousand luminaries from the army, congress, and city government were invited and began to arrive around 7:30 p.m. in what the press reported as one of the most remarkable social events in the city's history. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Gen. Grant's Reception: The Manner in which the Hero was Honored," New York Times, November 21, 1865, p. 1. 
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