Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    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.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,109

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 2 days left to consign to the 2018 September 13 Books Signature Auction Books - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $615,551