MAJOR GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 05/03/1882 - HFSID 156617
Sale Price $595.00
WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK
As US Army Commander, he praises a book on arms
Manuscript Letter signed: "Winfield S. Hancock", 2 pages (integral leaf), 5x8. Governor's Island, New York, 1882 May 3. To Frank H. Norton, Esq., New York. In full: "I am in receipt of your note of the 23rd of April enclosing notices of Major Dyson and the United Services magazine of April of the work of C. B. Norton Esq. on arms. I have already acknowledged the book to the author. From what time I have been able to devote to the work I should deem it very valuable. It seems full & accurate & I should judge would be a highly useful reference. Yours very truly". 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 to James A. Garfield 4.45 million (214 electoral) votes to 4.44 million (155 electoral) votes. He was Commanding General of the U.S. Army's Department of the East, headquartered on Governor's Island, from 1877 until his death. Lightly soiled at horizontal and vertical fold creases. Adhesive residue on verso (previous mounting) with show-through at 3 locations, not affecting signature. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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