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    Philip H. Sheridan and Nelson Miles: Archive of Twelve Items from Chief Clerk Daniel O. Drennan's Papers. Lot consists of eight army discharges, three war department inquiries, and one record of service. A Typed Letter Signed "Nelson A. Miles" reads, in part: "Headquarters of the Army Washington August 7, 1903. Daniel O. Drennan, Clerk, Army Headquarters. Sir, it gives me pleasure, on the eve of my retirement, to testify to your abilities as a clerk at Army Headquarters. Your long service in the Army, a part of which was in the Civil war, and the confidential relations held by you with Generals Sheridan, Hancock and Schofield, covering a period of thirty years, have shown the esteem in which you were held by them, and which has continued in my case..." Also included are are: four P. H. Sheridan signed Army Discharges- 1874 (2), 1880, and 1886; and one signed by Sheridan's brother M[ichael]. V[incent] Sheridan. Very historical lot.

    Paul Andrew Hutton explains Drennan's duties in his book, Phil Sheridan and His Army (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999, pages 154-55), as follows: "Sheridan was authorized to employ eleven men from the General Services Detachment at this Chicago headquarters. The chief clerk on Sheridan's staff was Corporal Daniel O. Drennan, an Irish immigrant who did not even become a citizen until 1874 but who faithfully served the general from 1865 to 1888. Drennan's work was endless, since each mail delivery brought a stream of requests for recommendations and endorsements, applications for work, petitions from citizens, pleas for clemency or reinstatement to rank, complaints from deserted army wives, requisitions, bills, and invitations to every sort of social, historic, and political affair."

    Condition: Fine-very fine.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    23rd-25th Friday-Sunday
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