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    Philip Sheridan Carte de Visite Signed "Phil Sheridan Maj Genl." 2.5" x 4.25", Washington, D.C.; no date. A seated portrait in uniform, with an Alexander Gardner backstamp on verso. Signed below the image by Sheridan in ink.

    Philip Sheridan (1831-1888) distinguished himself as one of the great generals of the Union Army and later as a driving force in the Indian Wars. Sheridan's destruction of Virginia's agricultural capacity starved Lee's army into surrender. After the Civil War, he adapted this strategy to defeat hostile Plains Indians by killing off buffalo herds whenever possible. While "Little Phil" may have been known as a hero in the North, those that fought in opposition to him more likely viewed him as a villain. Sheridan ironically was also largely responsible for the preservation and protection of Yellowstone National Park.

    Condition: Light toning throughout, with bumping to the corners. Slight wear and soiling on verso. Boldly signed.


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    November, 2020
    12th Thursday
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