RICHMOND 1865 Vicksburg Fort Donelson GENERAL U.S. GRANT “I WILL FIGHT IT OUT ON THIS LINE.”

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A Stevengraph woven silk bust-length portrait of General Grant in uniform appears above his famous declaration: “I will fight it out on this line.” Above the flags and eagle. Colors used are red, white and blue, with black silk used for the portraiture. 13.5 cm x 4 cm, without red tassel of 4 cm. Woven by T. Stevens, Coventry. Godden 632. Condition fine.

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Grant, General Ulysses S. Grant. RICHMOND / 1865 / Vicksburg / Fort Donelson /GENERAL U.S. GRANT / “I WILL FIGHT IT OUT ON THIS LINE.” Woven white silk campaign ribbon probably created for Grant’s presidential campaign of 1868. A Stevengraph woven silk bust-length portrait of General Grant in uniform appears above his famous declaration: “I will fight it out on this line.” Above the flags and eagle. Colors used are red, white and blue, with black silk used for the portraiture. 13.5 cm x 4 cm, without red tassel of 4 cm. Woven by T. Stevens, Coventry. Godden 632. Condition fine.  Called a Stevengraph after Thomas Stevens (1828-1888), the inventor of a loom that produced examples of this fine mechanical weaving at his factory in Coventry.

Front of ribbon.

Back of ribbon.

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