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    Important Cabinet Card Portrait of Lieutenant General Philip H. Sheridan Signed by Him and Presented to General Ulysses S. Grant. Bold crisp ink signature "P. H. Sheridan Lieut. General". The image bears the logo of H. Rocher, Chicago and dates between the mid-1870s and 1883, when Sheridan was promoted to full general and assumed overall command of the United States Army. Grant died in 1885. Sheridan is depicted with the M1872 three star epaulettes of a lieutenant general, bullion aguilette, and several gold medals, including the one offered in a previous lot. Grant family tradition states that this photograph was personally presented by Sheridan to the general, and was part of the collection of Ulysses S. Grant IV, Grant's great grandson.

    Very fine condition, the image bright and crisp with just the slightest hint of a water stain along the lower margin, easily removed by a competent restorer. Sheridan's skill and daring as a Civil War cavalry commander resulted in exploits rivaled by few, North or South, and his remarkable career in the United States Army spanned thirty years, culminating in his elevation to overall command in 1883. Most impressive with direct provenance to the Grant family.


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