A scarce original 1864 photograph measuring approximately 6 1/4 x 8 1/8 inches on its original backing measuring approximately 10 x 13 inches. Description on back is incorrect. One of series of photographs by Mathew Brady of Army of Potomac Cavalry Corps commanders taken just before they embarked on the Richmond Ream's Station Raid in mid-June 1864.
The published negatives were numbered 9801 through 9811 and appeared in Brady's 1864 catalog serialized as. General Grant's Late Campaign, June 1864.
Brady used the same familiar setting--white house, porch with four columns, and steps--for a number of the views alternating his subjects that included commanding General Sheridan & Staff (not numbered) and divisional commanders General James H. Wilson & Staff, and General A. Torbert & Staff, and General McMahon and Staff. Philip Sheridan is sitting on the steps in the center of the image.
Sheridan attended USMA in 1848, with (future General) Henry Slocum as his roommate. Sheridan did not graduate on schedule because of trouble with another cadet, but rejoined the academy in 1853 and graduated with that class (34/52). He was stationed in Washington Terr.Fighting Indians until the Civil War began. His first command was as Colonel of the 2nd Michigan Cav. He participated in the major battles in the east: Corinth, Perryville, Stone's River, Chickamauga Creek, Missionary Ridge. He took command of the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac in 1864 and set about making it a fighting force, rather than the defensive one it had been. At Cedar Creek, he turned what appeared to be certain defeat into a victory, earning his Major General star. When Grant became president, Sheridan was made Lt. General, commanding the western military divisions.
Myles was a native of Ireland. He served as a mercenary in the Pope's military in actions against Garibaldi. And Cross of the Order of St. It was said that he was wearing those medals at the Little Bighorn, and when the Sioux saw then, they decided not to mutilate Keogh's body. He came to the United States in 1862, to fight in the Civil War.He was immediately commissioned into Field and Staff as an Aide-de-Camp. He remained in the army until losing his life with Custer in Montana. The item "1864 MATHEW BRADY STAMP SHERIDAN ARMY POTOMAC WHITE HOUSE CIVIL WAR PHOTO SCARCE" is in sale since Saturday, May 21, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "theprimitivefold" and is located in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.
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