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Julia Dent Grant

Photographer
Mathew Brady
Date of Work
Unknown
Type
Photograph
Credit
Library of Congress
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Julia Dent Grant

This photograph, taken by Matthew Brady, is of First Lady Julia Dent Grant. She described her husband's years in the White House from March 4, 1869 until March 4, 1877, as "the happiest period" of her life. While her husband fought during the Civil War she did not shy away from the action herself, moving with him to different postings wanting to stay close to him. While First Lady she entertained often and lavishly, and following the end of his presidency, the couple took a trip around the world. She was one of the first First Ladies to write a memoir, but it went unpublished until 1975. She was buried in the famous Grant's Tomb in New York City alongside her husband.

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