MAJOR GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 07/19/1883 - HFSID 30324
Sale Price $595.00
WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK
He sends thanks for the gift of a book titled Boots and Saddles.
Manuscript Letter signed: "Winfield Scott Hancock", 1 page, 5½x8½. Governor's Island, New York 1883 July 19. To A. N. Adams, New York City, in full: "Please accept my thanks for the work entitled 'Boots and Saddles', written by Major James H. Stevenson, which you have kindly sent me. I am very truly yours". 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. Two horizontal folds. Lightly creased. Ink stain from signature at lower margin (barely visible). Otherwise, fine condition.
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