GENERAL PHILIP H. SHERIDAN - AUTOGRAPH ENDORSEMENT SIGNED 03/01/1869 - HFSID 154922
PHILIP H. SHERIDAN and WILLIAM H. YOUNG Philip H. Sheridan and William H. Young sign an autograph statement. Autograph Statement signed: "P.H. Sheridan/Maj Genl," 1p, 4¾x9-7/8. Head quarters Dept of Missouri Indian Territory, Camp Supply, 1869 March 1.
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PHILIP H. SHERIDAN and WILLIAM H. YOUNG
Philip H. Sheridan and William H. Young sign an autograph statement.
Autograph Statement signed: "P.H. Sheridan/Maj Genl," 1p, 4¾x9-7/8. Head quarters Dept of Missouri Indian Territory, Camp Supply, 1869 March 1. On verso of integral sheet of Autograph Letter Signed: "W.H. Young", 2p, 7¾x9-7/8. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1869 February 17. YOUNG writes, in part: "Trusting you have not entirely forgotten me as Commanding Officer of the 26th Ohio Vo. Inf. (in your command from the organization of the Army of the Cumberland at Chattanooga until your call to the East) and recalling your kind manifestations of confidence and good will during that time, I am so bold as to ask the very great favor of your commendation to the State Department...I am very anxious to enter the Diplomatic Service of the Government as Consul at some European port where my scientific and literary culture, and attainment as a linguist (I have been a Professor in this University sixteen years) may be available for good to the country and for further self-culture...." Three days before the Inauguration of General Ulysses S. Grant as President, SHERIDAN pens, on verso of Young's letter, in full: "The endorsements on the enclosed papers are only a just appreciation of a meritorious officer & gallant soldier. I feel that I should not in any way embarras (sic) the incoming Executive by any personal or official regard which he might have for me - by special recommendations & desire to let the merits of any appointment he may choose to make rest upon the military record of the applicant." Five weeks later, on April 12, 1869, President Grant nominated William H. Young to be U.S. Consul at Carlsruhe. In 1874, Young became Consul at Mannheim after his post at Carlsruhe was discontinued. Both Carlsruhe and Mannheim are on the Rhine River in Germany. Shaded at folds on Sheridan's side. 3 words smudged. Overall, fine condition.
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