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 ofphotographs by Mathew Brady of Army of Potomac Cavalry Corps commanders takenjust 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's1864 catalog serialized as Lt. General Grant's Late Campaign, June 1864.Brady used the same familiarsetting--white house, porch with four columns, and steps--for a number of theviews 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 standing with his sword on the steps in the center of the image. Sheridan attended USMA in1848, with (future General) Henry Slocum as his roommate. Sheridan did notgraduate on schedule because of trouble with another cadet, but rejoined theacademy in 1853 and graduated with that class (34/52).
He was stationed inWashington Terr. Fighting Indians until the Civil War began. His first commandwas as Colonel of the 2nd Michigan Cav. He participated in the major battles inthe east: Corinth, Perryville, Stone's River, Chickamauga Creek, MissionaryRidge.
He took command of the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac in 1864 andset about making it a fighting force, rather than the defensive one it hadbeen. At Cedar Creek, he turned what appeared to be certain defeat into avictory, earning his Major General star. When Grant became president, Sheridanwas made Lt. General, commanding the western military divisions.
Myles was a nativeof Ireland. He served as a mercenary in the Pope's military in actions againstGaribaldi. He was awarded the Pro Petri Sede Medal and Cross of the Order of St.
It wassaid that he was wearing those medals at the Little Bighorn, and when the Siouxsaw then, they decided not to mutilate Keogh's body. He came to the UnitedStates in 1862, to fight in the Civil War. He was immediately commissioned intoField and Staff as an Aide-de-Camp. He remained in the army until losing hislife with Custer in Montana. The item "1864 MATHEW BRADY STAMP SHERIDAN ARMY POTOMAC WHITE HOUSE CIVIL WAR PHOTO SCARCE" is in sale since Sunday, August 19, 2018.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. This item can be shipped to United States.