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.” Grant’s woven portrait appears 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.