MAJOR GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/19/1870 - HFSID 30340
Sale Price $595.00
WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK
The Civil War commander writes to the family doctor requesting billing information for a Mrs. Russell and his own wife Mrs. Hancock, while living in St. Paul, Minnesota
Autograph letter signed: "Winfield Scott Hancock" in black ink. 2 pages, docketed on verso, 5½x8½ folded, 11x8½. January 19, 1870. St. Paul, Minnesota. Addressed to a Dr. Slanhoff. In full: "My Dear Dr. Mrs. Russell requests that you will Send her Bill Information...Mrs. Hancock also informs me that [illegible] which also please sent to the send at the same time". Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886), a highly successful Union Corps commander during the Civil War and a hero of the Battle of Gettysburg (1863), was the Democratic Party's candidate for President in 1880, losing very narrowly to James A. Garfield by a margin of fewer than 40,000 votes out of 9 million cast. (The Electoral Vote margin was wider, but far from a landslide: 214-155.) Hancock was Commanding General of the U.S. Army's Department of the East, headquartered on Governor's Island, from 1877 until his death. Toned. Normal mailing folds. Stained throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.
Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.
If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.