LT. GENERAL JOHN M. SCHOFIELD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/10/1883 - HFSID 46471
JOHN M. SCHOFIELD. ALS: "JM. Schofield/Maj Genl U.S.A.", 1p, 4¼x6¾, inlaid to 5¼x8½. Chicago, Illinois, 1883 November 10. To Miss Ernestine L. Merrill, Boston, Mass. Begins: "Dear Jerry Saily
Sale Price $510.00
JOHN M. SCHOFIELD. ALS: "JM. Schofield/Maj Genl U.S.A.", 1p, 4¼x6¾, inlaid to 5¼x8½. Chicago, Illinois, 1883 November 10. To Miss Ernestine L. Merrill, Boston, Mass. Begins: "Dear Jerry Saily". In full: "It gives me great pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your kind and complimentary note of Nov. 7. and to coimply with the request it conveys". Civil War General John McAllister Schofield (1831-1906), who was a commander in Sherman's Atlanta campaign, served as Andrew Johnson's Secretary of War from 1868-1869. Schofield succeeded Edwin M. Stanton, who resigned the day Johnson was acquitted at his impeachment trial. Schofield, who would later serve as Superinendent of West Point (1876-1881), first visited the Hawaiian Islands in 1872, and he recommended that the U.S. acquire Pearl Harbor as a naval base (U.S. military forces began moving in after the 1898 annexation of Hawaii). In 1888, after the death of Philip Sheridan, Schofield became Commanding General of the U.S. Army, serving until 1895. Schofield Barracks, a U.S. Army post about 30 miles north of Honolulu, is named in his honor. Slightly soiled. Shaded at blank margins of outer sheet. Fine condition.
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