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    Two Union Generals' Letters. The first is a letter from Union General Daniel Sickles concerning Grant and Lincoln. Major General Daniel Sickles commanded New York's Excelsior Brigade during the Civil War. This three-page letter written from Governor's Island and dated only "November 3rd" notes Sickles' disappointment that General Ulysses S. Grant "has made such a mistake". He goes on to write that President Lincoln "esteemed General Hancock highly and would have placed him in command of the Potomac if he had not been persuaded by ... Meade". Sickles was obviously not happy with Lincoln's decision-making skills at the time. Marked "private", this is a rare look behind the scenes of a general officer's thinking during the war.

    The second letter is from Union General John Schofield to Major General Hancock in 1877, written While Schofield Was Superintendent of West Point. Union General John Schofield, hero at the Battle of Franklin, was an 1853 graduate of West Point. In this letter, written while he served as superintendent of West Point in 1877, he invites Union General Winfield Scott Hancock to witness the graduation ceremonies at West Point and to "dine with the Class of 1853". Measuring 5.25" x 8.25", this three-page letter is an interesting correspondence from a Civil War general officer who went on to command West Point.


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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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