$950.00

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Description: A few months after the close of the Civil War, General Philip Sheridan (1831-1888) writes to General Ord, presumably, to see if he can help recover a black racing horse which "was spirited away" and belonged "to a soldier of the 6th Cavalry when on duty as my escort". 
 
Boasting one of America’s most famous military careers, Philip Sheridan quickly rose to major general of the Union Army during the American Civil War and was instrumental in the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox. He was appointed general-in-chief of the U.S. Army in 1883 and General of the Army in 1888. Sheridan also helped develop and protect Yellowstone National Park.
 
A 4 page letter entirely scrawled in Sheridan’s hand on monogrammed "PHS" stationery (8 1/2"x 5 1/4"). 
Sheridan has finished the letter and signed vertically on the first page, having run out of room on page four. Item #A00600.
 
Condition: Letter has file holes on left margin and light soil, otherwise very good.