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Civil War Harper's Weekly, November 25, 1865

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VOL. IX.óNo. 465.]

NEW YORK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1865.

[ SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS.

$4.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1865, by Harper & Brothers, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.


BIRTH-PLACE OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL GRANT, AT POINT PLEASANT, OHIO.

[PHOTOGRAPHED BY GOODWIN & DICKINSON.]

GENERAL GRANT'S BIRTHPLACE.

WE present our readers on this page a sketch of the birth-place of Lieutenant-General U. S. GRANT, at Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio. The house in which the distinguished General was born has undergone no changes, with the exception of a new roof. The weather-boarding gives evidence of age in the numerous crevices which are apparent in our illustration.

Point Pleasant is on the Ohio River, twenty-five miles above Cincinnati. With the exception of being the place of General GRANT'S nativity the village has little to distinguish it from any other.

Indian Creek runs close to the house a short distance before entering the river. The house was built before the General's father came into possession. It is now occupied by a German family.

Our sketch is from a photograph taken by Mr. JAMES GOODWIN, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, to whom our thanks are due for his courtesy in allowing us the copy.

SOLDIERS' MONUMENT IN ERIE  COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.

THE inauguration of the monument erected at Girard, Pennsylvania, to the memory of the fallen heroes of Erie County took place November 1. Six or seven thousand people were congregated together on this interesting occasion. Among these were many veteran officers of the army.

Girard is a considerable town situated on the Lake Shore Railroad, and is the home of DAN RICE, the illustrious showman, by whose liberality the

monument was built. It would not be amiss if his example were followed by other wealthy men in other counties. The monument is located in a small, uninclosed square in the centre of the town.

At 12 at. the ceremonies commenced with an imposing procession, an important feature of which was a tableau car, drawn by the elephant "Romeo," accompanied by a " baby elephant." This car contained thirty-six young ladies, representing the States of the Union. After the uncovering of the monument Governor CURTIN delivered an address, which was eloquent and appropriate to the occasion

. After the address a felicitous impromptu was introduced. A young lady, who represented Pennsylvania in the tableau car, and another rep-resenting South Carolina, approached Governor CURTIN, each holding two bouquets. Pennsylvania presented her bouquet, and said, addressing Governor C., "Accept this as a tribute to the Soldiers' Friend ;" and South Carolina then presented her bouquet in silence. The Governor received both bouquets, and gallantly saluted the fair givers with kisses. Proceeding then to DAN RICE, seated near, Pennsylvania offered her second bouquet, saying, " We appreciate your noble munificence. Accept this." South Carolina, as before, presented her gift in silence. Mr. RICE hesitated about giving the salutation of Governor CURTIN, but not long. This pleasant affair was followed by an address from Ex-Governor TOD, of Ohio, who was followed, reluctantly, by DAN RICE, who made a few remarks, putting his audience in the best of humors.

The monument is a handsome structure, 27 feet in height from the base. A square pedestal of

INAUGURATION OF THE MONUMENT DEDICATED TO THE FALLEN HEROES OF ERIE COUNTY, AT GIRARD, PENNSYLVANIA, NOVEMBER 1, 1865.
[PHOTOGRAPHED BY THOMAS SWEENY, CLEVELAND, OHIO.]

Picture
President Grant's Birthplace
Erie County Civil War Monument

 

 

  

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