Sherman | W.T. [Gen. Charles Pomeroy Stone]

A Memorial Of Joseph Henry

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First edition of A Memorial of Joseph Henry, inscribed by General W.T. Sherman to fellow Union General, Charles Pomeroy Stone.

Octavo, iv, 528pp. Gray cloth, title in gilt on spine, embossed black border on both covers. Solid text block, general toning to all leaves. Frontispiece portrait of Joseph Henry, with tissue cover.

Presentation inscription in pencil on second free endpaper: “To General C.P. Stone / Brevoort House / New York City / Compliments of W.T. Sherman.”

Additional signature by General Stone on the title page: “C.P. Stone / a present from General Sherman / April 1883.” A notable association copy, between two distinguished officers of the Mexican and Civil War.

General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) and General Charles Pomeroy Stone (1824-1887) served together in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. With General Stone’s military career sidelined by a Union defeat at the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, he remained close to General Sherman, who would recommend him as a General in the Egyptian Army (1870-1883) and Chief Engineer of the Statue of Liberty Project (1883). General Sherman would later serve as a pallbearer at Stone’s funeral in 1887.

Additional information

Location Published

Washington DC

Publisher

Government Printing Office

Edition

First Edition

Date Published

1880

Binding

Cloth

Condition

Near Fine

Author

Sherman | W.T. [Gen. Charles Pomeroy Stone]

Parenthetical

[Gen. Charles Pomeroy Stone]

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