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Grant’s papers to Mississippi

Here’s irony. As we approach the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, 2011-2015: Unconditional Surrender Grant is still buried in Grant’s tomb, as the old joke has it, in New York City.

But his correspondence and other papers have journeyed from Southern Illinois University to Mississippi State University. At least  State has now put them on the Web for the benefit of researchers everywhere. But still. Gen. Grant to the Rebs? Oh my.