Grant's Tomb: Historical Archives

Media Archives

The following are links to a sampling of articles detailing the story of Grant's Tomb's decline and restoration. Articles marked with an asterisk(*) will link to abstracts rather than full articles and will contain information on how to purchase full articles from the newspaper of origin. Other articles are available in full text:

"Dishonor for a Hero President," New York Times, Jan. 2, 1994.

"Grant's Tomb Cracking Up, Fan Warns," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mar. 4, 1994.*

"Lawmakers: Fix Grant's Tomb or Bring It Here," The State Journal Register (Springfield, IL), Mar. 31, 1994.

"Grant's Tomb is in Danger of Losing Its Occupants," Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 16, 1994.

"Grave Mission," Phildelphia Inquirer, Feb. 16, 1995.

"Grant's Tomb Given Centennial Cleaning," Washington Post, Apr. 5, 1997.*

"Conditions Improve at Tomb after Outcry," Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Apr. 26, 1997.

"Grant's Tomb Rededicated After Face Lift," CNN, Apr. 27, 1997.

"Ceremony at Grant's Tomb Notes Gadfly's Triumph," New York Times, Apr. 28, 1997

"Thousands Cheer At Grant's Tomb: Monument on Hudson Renovated," Reuters, Apr. 28, 1997.

"On To Gettysburg, Mr. Scaturro," Hartford Courant, May 26, 1997.

"Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?", New York Sun, April 28, 2007

 

Historical materials on the web

The following is a list of web-based historical materials relating to Ulysses S. Grant and Grant's Tomb:

The New York Sun Covers Grant's Tomb
The newspaper describes the ongoing appeal of the site, and the work that remains to be done to maintain and improve it.

Grant's First Inaugural Address

Grant's Second Inaugural Address

Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
First edition
1952 E.B. Long edition

The First Republican President in Ireland

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations - entry on Grant

Ulysses S. Grant: Conversations and Unpublished Letters, by Michael John Cramer (c. 1897).

When Grant Went A-Courtin': The Personal Recollections of His Courtship and Private Life, by his wife's sister, Emma Dent Casey (1909)

Frederick Douglass, "U.S. Grant and the Colored People." (1872)

Death of General Grant. A poem by Walt Whitman

"The Silent General," from Walt Whitman's Prose Works (1892).

 "Grant's Memorial: What Shall It Be?" by Karl Gerhardt (North American Review, Sept. 1885)

"Grant," a speech by Theodore Roosevelt. From The Strenuous Life (1900).

 Proceedings of the 1868 Republican convention.

Proceedings of the 1872 Republican convention.

Official Proceedings of the National Republican Conventions of 1868, 1872, 1876 and 1880

Harper's Weekly - Election of 1868 cartoons

Harper's Weekly - Election of 1872 cartoons

Harper's Weekly - Election of 1880 cartoons

Two poems: U.S. Grant One of Our Boys and At Grant's Tomb after the Centenary (1922)

Eulogy on General Grant by Henry Ward Beecher

 

Historic newspaper articles

"Another Great Victory: The Capture of Fort Henry on the Tennessee River," New York Times, Feb. 8, 1862, p. 1.

"The Fort Donelson Battle," New York Times, Feb. 17, 1862, p. 1.

"The New Attempt upon Vicksburgh," New York Times, Jan. 29, 1863, p. 1.

"Vicksburg: Victory," New York Times, Jul. 8, 1863, p. 1.

"The Fall of Vicksburgh: Full Official Details of the Surrender," New York Times, Jul. 13, 1863, p. 1.

"Rosecrans Relieved: Gen. Grant Assumes Command of the Armies of the Ohio, the Cumberland, and the Kentucky," New York Times, Oct. 21, 1863, p. 1.

"Glorious Victory! Gen. Grant's Great Success," New York Times, Nov. 26, 1863, p. 1.

"From Washington. Important Military Order from the President, General Grant Assigned as Commander-in-Chief," New York Times, Mar. 15, 1864, p. 1.

"The Grand Army: A Gigantic Co-Operative Movement," New York Times, May 6, 1864, p. 1.

"The Army. Steady Progress. Grant Moving on the Enemy's Works. Lee Narrowing His Line. Heavy Losses," New York Times, Jun. 6, 1864, p. 1.

"Gen. Grant's Army: Official Dispatch from President Lincoln," New York Times, Apr. 2, 1865, p. 1.

"Victory! Official Dispatches from from President Lincoln, General Grant and Secretary Stanton," New York Times, Apr. 3, 1865, p. 1.

"Richmond and Victory," New York Times, Apr. 4, 1854, p. 1.

"Official from General Grant: He will Pursue the Enemy as Long as there Appears to be any Use in It," New York Times, Apr. 5, 1865, p. 1.

"Surrender of General Lee and His Whole Army," New York Times, Apr. 10, 1865, p. 1

"The Surrender: Full Details of the Great Event from an Eye-Witness," New York Times, Apr. 14, 1865, p. 1

"The Bill Creating the Grade of General Signed by the President: Lieut.-Gen. Grant Nominated to the Place," New York Times, Jul. 26, 1866, p. 1.

"Victory! Magnificent and Overwhelming Republican Triumph. Gen. Grant Elected President of the United States," New York Times, Nov. 4, 1868, p. 1.

"A Day of General Excitement at the Capital," New York Times, Mar. 4, 1869, p. 1.

"Ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment," New York Times, Mar. 31, 1870, p. 5

"The Kuklux: Proclamation of Martial Law in South Carolina," New York Times, Oct. 18, 1871, p. 1

"The Washington Treaty: American Diplomacy Vindicated -- The Great Results Achieved at Geneva," New York Times, Oct. 18, 1872, p. 5

"A Sweeping Republican Triumph: Gen. Grant Carries Thirty States," New York Times, Nov. 6, 1872, p. 1

"The Inauguration," New York Times, Mar. 5, 1873, p. 1

"The President on the Finances," New York Times, June 6, 1874, p. 6

"The Financial Question: Message of the President on the Finance Bill," New York Times, January 15, 1875, p. 4

"The Nation's Centennial: The Great Exhibition Opening," New York Times, May 11, 1876, p. 1

"The Electoral Vote Bill: The Measure to be Signed To-day, and Sent to the Senate with a Message Giving the President's Reasons for Signing It," New York Times, Jan. 29, 1877, p. 1

"Gen. Grant Off to Europe," New York Times, May 18, 1877, p. 1

"Grant Again in America," New York Times, Sept. 21, 1879, p. 1

"Gen. Grant's Travels," New York Times, Sept. 21, 1879, p. 1

"A Majority for Grant," New York Times, June 1, 1880, p. 1

"The Story of the Balloting," New York Times, June 9, 1880, p. 1

"Wall Street Startled," New York Times, May 7, 1884, p. 1

"Sinking into the Grave," New York Times, Mar. 1, 1885, p. 2

"The Financial Question: Message of the President on the Finance Bill," New York Times, January 15, 1875, p. 4

"The Nation's Centennial: The Great Exhibition Opening," New York Times, May 11, 1876, p. 1

"The Electoral Vote Bill: The Measure to be Signed To-day, and Sent to the Senate with a Message Giving the President's Reasons for Signing It," New York Times, Jan. 29, 1877, p. 1

"The Washington Treaty: American Diplomacy Vindicated -- The Great Results Achieved at Geneva," New York Times, Oct. 18, 1872, p. 5

Grant's Obituary, New York Times, July 24, 1885, p. 1
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"A Nation at a Tomb," New York Times, August 9, 1885, p. 1

"Work Has Begun at Last: Ground Has Been Broken for the Grant Monument," New York Times, Apr. 28, 1891, p. 9

"'Tis Grant Monument Day: The Cornerstone To Be Laid This Afternoon," New York Times, Apr. 27, 1892, p. 9

"Laid by the President: The Cornerstone of the Monument to Gen. Grant," New York Times, Apr. 28, 1892, p. 9

"Earl Li at Grant's Tomb," New York Times, Aug. 31, 1896, p. 1.

"All Honor to Grant: New York in Gala Dress Welcomes Soldiers and Citizens to Do Honor to the Nation's Hero," New York Times, Apt. 27, 1897, p. 1.

"Grant Tomb Accepted," New York Times, Apr. 28, 1897, p. 1.

"Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant Dies in Washington," New York Times, Dec. 15, 1902, p. 1.

"Mrs. Grant's Body Sealed in the Tomb," New York Times, Dec. 21, 1902, p. 2

"Service for Mrs. Grant," New York Times, Dec. 22, 1902, p. 7

 

Recent Items on the Web

Remarks of Rep. Hamilton Fish, Jr. in support of Grant's Tomb National Memorial Act April 28, 1994

Remarks of Rep. Jerrold Nadler introducing Grant's Tomb National Memorial Act, May 11, 1994

Statement of Rep. Henry Hyde in Congressional Record, with text of Illinois resolution demanding reinterment of President and Mrs. Grant in Illinois if Grant's Tomb is not restored, May 17, 1994

Mayor Giuliani's Press Release on the Centennial of Grant's Tomb

Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg, a leading New York tour guide, discusses who is buried in Grant's Tomb

C-SPAN broadcast of Grant's Tomb Centennial commemoration

Speech by Brigadier General Fletcher M. Lamkin Jr. delivered at Grant's Tomb on April 27, 2000

Speech by Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne at Grant's Tomb on April 27, 2008:
-transcript here
-audio here

 

 

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