Here’s one of those maddening little factoids that’s proved difficult to track down:
"Mrs. U. S. Grant has given $25 to the Confederate Soldiers' Home at Austin."
It’s a one-sentence item appearing in a “Home and Abroad” news roundup column in the Pullman (Wash.) Herald on April 6, 1889, but I can’t find it mentioned anywhere else. I can’t find the gift in the (admittedly incomplete) ledgers of the Texas Confederate Home, and I haven’t found it in any of the contemporary Texas newspapers.
Anyone care to hazard a guess as to why and how she came to make the donation?