Ulysses S. Grant-Fake Quote?

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    Ulysses S. Grant supposedly said “If I thought this war was to abolish slavery, I would resign my commission and offer my sword to the other side.” Is this a fake quote? If not, where is the source of this quote?


    It is dubious though I have used it. It was reported in an Ohio newspaper and then later used against Grant by people like Horace Greeley.

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