A DESIRABLE ASSOCIATION PIECE CONNECTING TWO NOTABLE UNION ARMY OFFICERS: GENERAL PHILIP H. SHERIDAN AND GENERAL THOMAS JESUP. AT THE TIME OF THIS LETTER SHERIDAN WAS STATIONED AT FORT YAMHILL IN THE OREGON TERRITORY WHERE HE HAD EARLIER BEEN WOUNDED IN THE YAKIMA INDIAN WAR.
PHILIP H. SHERIDAN (1831-88) SIGNED LETTER, “P. H. Sheridan”, 1 pg., 7.75 x 10, September 16, 1859, by the Union General in the American Civil War who’s cavalry, in 1865, pursued General Robert E. Lee and was instrumental in forcing his surrender at Appomattox Court House. A brief letter to General Thomas Jesup, in full: “I have the honor to enclose herewith a supplemental report of Persons and Articles Employed etc. for the months of May and Sept. 1857.” The letter is docketed on the verso from Fort Yamhill Oregon.
General Thomas Jesup was a United States Army officer (1788-1860) who is known as the “Father of the Modern Quartermaster Corps. “ His 52-year military career was one of the longest in the history of the United States Army.
In very good to fine condition, with faint age toning to the left side.