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Wed Jun 3, 2020, 03:54 AM

7. The Funeral of Grant & Memorials: well done report

Grant died in July 1885 and the funeral for the popular and respected soldier, Civil War general and president was held on Aug. 8, 1885 in New York City. The solemn occasion drew over one and a half million observers. The procession along Broadway was over 7 miles long and many mourners who wanted to participate had to be turned away.

Frederick Douglass who was a confidant of Lincoln, held Grant in high regard and credited him for freeing four million slaves. 'Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, but Grant made Emancipation fact,' Douglass said.

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