LT. GENERAL JOHN M. SCHOFIELD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/06/1892 - HFSID 17311
JOHN M. SCHOFIELD Typed Letter signed as Commanding General of the US Army (1892) Typed Letter signed: "J. M. Schofield" as Major General and Commander of the US Army, 1 page, 8x10. Washington, D.C., 1892 January 6. On letterhead of the Headquarters of the Army to Mr. A. E.
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JOHN M. SCHOFIELD
Typed Letter signed as Commanding General of the US Army (1892)
Typed Letter signed: "J. M. Schofield" as Major General and Commander of the US Army, 1 page, 8x10. Washington, D.C., 1892 January 6. On letterhead of the Headquarters of the Army to Mr. A. E. Allen, Trenton, New Jersey. In full: "I take pleasure in returning the photograph sent me in your letter of the 4th instant, with my signature as nearly as it is possible to comply with your request. The photograph was taken immediately after the close of the War, only a very short time after the Army of the Ohio was mustered out of service; but I have signed it as commander of that Army, that having been the last command held by me during the Civil War. Yours very respectfully". 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 Superintendant 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. The Army of the Ohio was a less imposing force than the name implies, essentially a corps detached from General Sherman's army. 1 vertical 1 horizontal fold crease. Left edge ragged multiple notches. Lightly toned and creased. Corners slightly creased. Otherwise fine condition.
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