Lot 76: Signed Carte de Visite Photograph of PHILIP HENRY SHERIDAN Autograph
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Union Major General Philip Henry Sheridan Signed CDV
PHILIP HENRY SHERIDAN (1831-1888), Civil War Union General, led the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the East. In 1865, his cavalry pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee and was instrumental in forcing his surrender at Appomattox, fought in the Indian Wars, appointed General-in-Chief U.S. Army, in 1888 promoted to General of the Army.
This rare Carte de Visite Photograph of Civil War Union General Philip Henry Sheridan measures 2" x 3.25" and is signed at the bottom, "Yours Truly - P.H. Sheridan", Very Fine. Photographed and published by E. & H.T. Anthony, 501 Broadway, New York imprint on carte reverse. Trimmed close to the image itself as shown. Prior owner's pencil notations on verso. A great Civil War collectible of Union Major General Philip Henry Sheridan, Signed.
PHILIP HENRY SHERIDAN (1831-1888), Civil War Union General. His career was noted for his rapid rise to Major General and his close association with General-in-chief Ulysses S. Grant, led the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the East.
In 1864, he defeated Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and his destruction of the economic infrastructure of the Valley, called "The Burning" by residents, was one of the first uses of scorched earth tactics in the war. In 1865, his cavalry pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee and was instrumental in forcing his surrender at Appomattox.
Sheridan fought in later years in the Indian Wars of the Great Plains. Both as a soldier and private citizen, he was instrumental in the development and protection of Yellowstone National Park. In 1883 Sheridan was appointed general-in-chief of the U.S. Army, and in 1888 he was promoted to the rank of General of the Army during the term of President Grover Cleveland.