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MAJOR GENERAL GRENVILLE M. DODGE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 252617

 
GRENVILLE M. DODGE. TLS: "G M Dodge", 1p, 8x10½. New York City, 1891 December 11. As President of the General Sherman Statue Committee to General James Grant Wilson, #98 Bible House, New York. In part: "I have taken action towards selecting a Committee of citizens for the purpose of soliciting funds for the Sherman monument in New York state. As soon as I get a little time, and those people who are considering the matter come to some conclusion I will call and see you...." GRENVILLE M. DODGE was Major General of Volunteers in the Civil War. JAMES GRANT WILSON, Brevet Brigadier General of Volunteers in the Union Army, was an editor and an author. General WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN had died ten months earlier on February 14, 1891. In 1892, an equestrian statue of General Sherman was begun by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It was unveiled in 1903 at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City, at the entrance to Central Park. It's still there. Folds, vertical fold touches "M" in signature. Pinhead-size stain at lower blank area. Ink note at upper left corner (unknown hand). Fine condition.


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MAJOR GENERAL GRENVILLE M. DODGE
Born: April 12, 1831
Died: January 3, 1916



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