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    William T. Sherman Autograph Letter Signed "W. T. Sherman". Four pages, lined beige bifolia, 8" x 10.5", February 16, 1887, Army Building, New York. Sherman graduated from West Point and served in Florida and the Mexican War. The superintendent of a military school in Louisiana, he resigned when the state seceded to become a brigadier-general of Union volunteers. He succeeded Anderson in the Department of the Cumberland, fought at Shiloh and led the Chattanooga Campaign. Sherman then commanded the Military Division of the Mississippi, directing the Western theater. His Atlanta Campaign, March to the Sea and Carolina Campaign helped end the war. He remained in the army until 1884.

    The letter presented here reads, in full: "Army Building New York February 16, 1887. General Wm. E. Strong, Chicago, Ills. Dear General, I am really much indebted for the full details of the Equestrian monument to General Grant contained in your letter of the 14th with the photographs &c and compliment Chicago on the sensible and business like manner in which the whole matter has been conducted. Rebisso is the same artist who took some contract for the McPherson statue in Washington, and finished his work creditably and satisfactorily, and I feel confident he will do as well if not better in this. Artists are naturally and most properly most sensitive at any suggestions from outsiders, but he cannot mistrust you or me. Grant will be remembered in after ages as General Grant not as President Grant, therefore the equestrian statue - and the period of the representation in bronze will be about Appomatox. He was then Lieut. General. Taking the two photographs from top to bottom. I like Rebisso's hat, as it shows the face full - the top of the crown may be dented down in the middle, as that was usual. The face is good, but a little too stern or severe. The coat opened at top is good,

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