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NEW YORK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER
[ SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS.
PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
Entered according to Act
in the Year
1865, by Harper & Brothers, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court
for the Southern District of New York.
LIEUTENANT-GENERAL GRANT, AT POINT PLEASANT, OHIO.
[PHOTOGRAPHED BY GOODWIN & DICKINSON.]
WE present our readers on this page a
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
Point Pleasant is on the Ohio River, twenty-five miles above Cincinnati. With
the exception of being the place of
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.
GOODWIN, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, to whom our thanks are due for his
courtesy in allowing us the
SOLDIERS' MONUMENT IN ERIE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.
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
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
States of the Union. After the uncovering
the monument Governor CURTIN
delivered an address,
which was eloquent and appropriate to the
. 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
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
OF THE MONUMENT DEDICATED TO THE FALLEN HEROES OF ERIE COUNTY, AT GIRARD,
BY THOMAS SWEENY, CLEVELAND, OHIO.]