Title William T. Sherman
Number 37402
Size quarto
Date 1888-1890
Place New York
Category Civil War
Price $9,000.00
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Amazing eleven page archive of four letters from Sherman on Ulysses S. Grant.
This archive contains 1 LS and 3 ALSs. The dates range from November of 1888 to July of 1890. Areas of toning, else fine condition. In part, the Nov. 27, 1888 Letter Signed written from New York to General William Strong is in regards to a Grant statue and reads in part, "In my judgment the horse and rider are excellent, and reflect great credit on the designer. I am glad you have made such progress in this matter. Ours at St. Louis was the first done, but you are entitled to great praise notwithstanding . . . "

The ALS, dated from New York on March 27, 1890 reads in part, "Dear general Strong, I have received your letter of the 24th and am embarrassed by the long delay in the publication of the proceedings of the . . . Army of the Tennessee at Cincinnati - last September not yet received . . . My remembrance is that when the local committee had reported a specific date for the completion of the statue. I as President was to call the Society together to participate in the Ceremony . . . I am especially glad that this whole matter was concluded by the Society a the last annual meeting . . . Hoping to meet you and the other members on the occasion . . W.T. Sherman."

The second ALS dated from New York on April 3, 1890 reads in part, " . . In the absence of the usual annual report of proceedings of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee I much accept General . . . . statement that his oration for the Sept. 1890 in connection with the ceremony of . . . general Grant's statue at Chicago was included only as the usual oration, though I most certainly believed it was special to this particular event . . . I will not undertake to attempt an oration in the life and . . . of General Grant. In any event especially since he himself participated and published his own memoirs almost up to the moment of death. I wish however to retain the good opinion of such men as gen'l Strong and Hickenlooper, therefore will aid them in every way . . . . General J.R. Hawley once an enthusiastic soldier now an . .. Senator would fill the bill; Senator C.R. Davis of Minnesota is another . . . "

The third ALS written July 15, 1890 reads in part, "Of course General Hickenlooper is right. The Society of the Army of the Tennessee adjourned last year at Cincinnati to meet in Chicago at the time of the unveiling of the Equestrian statue of General Grant due notice of the time to be published after the completion and erection of the statue on the redstate already completed and which you took me to last years. It was then supposed this statue would be ready in all, September 1890, surely not later than October and all calculation have been based on that conclusion. Now it appears, from causes, not unusual, this statue cannot be moulded and placed in position till Mid-winter indeed another season may pass before the statue can be unveiled and dedicated . . . My advice is to give the artist and founder all the time they want, only remembering that the Society of the Army of the Tennessee the first army which General Grant commanded, have been publicly invited to participate in the necessary ceremonies of the dedication of this statue . . . "
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