The gold embossing is still intact and vibrant. Overall in excellent shape given the age.
Philip Henry Sheridan was a career U. Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil War. His career was noted for his rapid rise to Major General and his close relationship with Lt.
Grant, who transferred Sheridan from command of an infantry division in the Western Theater to lead the Calvary Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the east. In 1864, Sheridan defeated Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and his destruction of the economic infrastructure of the Valley, called'The Burning by residents.
This act was one of the first uses of scorched earth tactics used in the Civil War. In 1865, Sheridan's Calvary pursed General Robert E.Lee and was instrumental in forcing his surrender at Appomattox. In later years Sheridan participated in the Indian Wars of the Great Plains where his ruthless persecution and murder of Native Americans and lack of oversight of his men tainted his reputation with some historians accusing Sheridan of racism and genocide. Conversely both as a soldier and private citizen he was instrumental in the protection and development of Yellowstone National Park. New York: Charles Webster & Company, 1888, First Edition, Two Volumes, Vol. 1: 500 pages complete with 8 illustrations and 13 maps.
Volume 2: 486 pages complete with 9 illustrations and 14 maps. Shoulder Strap Edition, Half bound leather in at least Very Good Plus condition. NO Previous owner name or bookplate. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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