PHILIP SHERIDAN WRITES ABOUT THE FUNERAL OF GENERAL BENJAMIN ALVORD: DO THE. PALLBEARERS GO TO THE CEMETERY OR ARE THE CEREMONIES CONCLUDED AT THE HOUSE? A Union General, Sheridan provided deft leadership during the Civil War, having victories at Chickamauga, Winchester, and Fishers Hill. He gained the trust of Ulysses Grant and was twice promoted. His victory at Five Forks pushed Robert E. Lee into a virtual corner at Appomattox, leading to Lees surrender and the virtual end of the Civil War. He later became Commanding General of the United States Army. An autograph letter signed P. Sheridan to Colonel R. Scott on Headquarters Army of the United States : I have your notification of the honor of the funeral of Genl Alvord tomorrow naming 4 oclock at the House. Do the pallbearers go to the cemetery or are the ceremonies concluded at the House? I wanted to know as I had invited two gentlemen to dine with me & want to fix the dinner hour. General Benjamin Alvord was an American mathematician and West Point graduate. He served in Oregon and Washington during the Civil War, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The letter is on lined blue paper and there is light wrinkling to the first page. All items are issued with an invoice that states in writing at the bottom All autographs and historical papers are guaranteed authentic for life by me. New Jersey residents, please add 7% for the Governor’s salary ;. The item “Genl Philip Sheridan handwritten letter re attending funeral of Gen Ben Alvord” is in sale since Thursday, July 23, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “stuartlutz” and is located in Short Hills, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Signed by: Philip Sheridan