LT. GENERAL JOHN M. SCHOFIELD - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 22313
Sale Price $180.00
JOHN M. SCHOFIELD
Major General Schofield signs "Respectfully"
Autograph Sentiment signed: "Yours Respectfully/JM Schofield/Maj Genl", 4¾x2¼ lined sheet. 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 Superintendent 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. Lightly creased with folds, light vertical folds at the "J" and at the "f" of Schofield. Slightly soiled. Irregular left edge. Fine condition.
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