DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR HE IS MOST FAMOUS FOR HIS DESTRUCTION OF THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY IN 1864, CALLED “THE BURNING” BY ITS RESIDENTS. IN 1865, HIS CAVALRY PURSUED GEN. ROBERT E. LEE AND WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN FORCING HIS SURRENDER AT APPOMATTOX COURTHOUSE. HERE, HE TWICE-SIGNS AN EXTREMELY RARE CHECK.
GENERAL PHILIP H. SHERIDAN (1831-88) TWICE-SIGNED CHECK, filled out and signed by Sheridan, “P. H. Sheridan”, payable to “P. H. Sheridan”, and endorsed on the reverse in another hand, “P. H. Sheridan” and “Potter Paluck”. It is a North-Western National Bank check, Chicago, 6.75 x 2.75, September 7, 1878, for $50. In fine condition with minor age toning.