Philip Sheridan 1888 Autograph Letter Signed – U.S. Army Stationery

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Union general (1831–1888) whose cavalry command blocked Lee’s escape at Appomattox.

Autograph letter signed “P.H. Sheridan”, February 20, 1888, “Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C.” stationery, 5.25×6.5, to publisher Fred J. Hall of Mark Twain’s publishing company Webster and Company, in full:

I have your note of Feb. 18th.

I am very much pleased with your letters.  I think Mr. Scribner should be seen regd subject as he may not come to you.

Page has overall browning and some ink spots.

Mr. Scribner, Charles Scribner II, scion of the illustrious publishing house Charles Scribner & Sons.  The letter undoubtedly relates to the two-volume set of Sheridan’s personal memoirs published by Webster and Company the same year.

Sheridan was serving as Commander General of the U.S. Army – he would die less than 6 months after writing this letter.