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A photo of Grant’s aide Rawlins and his family, posted on Sean McLachlan’s Civil War Horror blog, struck me as being remarkably similar to this, of Grant and Julia and little Jesse. The wife is posed somewhat demurely or self-effacingly within the dwelling (not that Julia could be convincingly demure), with the children outside near daddy. (And look at the cute clothes on Jesse!)

US Grant with his wife Julia Dent Grant and their son Jesse. Photo Collection of Library of Congress, via Geoffrey Perret's biography, Ulysses S. Grant.

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