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An amazing huge archive of General William H. Wherry, Civil War Medal of Honor winner and distinguished leader during the Spanish American war, includes Presidential signed documents
various, various. various. "An amazing huge archive including Presidential signed documents , letters, newspaper clippings, booklets, and diary entries, including one from Cuba referencing Col. Theodore Roosevelt:(a) Partly Printed Document Signed ?William McKinley? as President and ?R.A. Alger? as Secretary of War, 21? x 16?. Washington, September 5, 1898. Blank right edge toned and frayed. Mid-vertical fold not near 4.5? long full signature of McKinley. Completed in manuscript. Appointment of William M. Wherry as ?Colonel of Infantry.? Blue seal of the War Department affixed at lower left. Dated three week after Spain surrendered but before the Treaty of Paris was signed ending the Spanish American War. Accompanied by an 8? x 10.5? partly printed letter to Col. Wherry, from the Adjutant General?s Office in the War Department, Washington, September 9, 1898, transmitting this commission. Fine condition.(b) Partly Printed Document Signed ?Winfd S. Hancock? as President, The Military Service institution, 8.5? x 11?. New York, June 1, 1879. In part, ?This Certificate of Membership witnesseth that William M. Wherry Captain - 6th Regt: Infantry, U.S.A. became a Member of the Military Service institution of the United States ? ? Completed in manuscript. Folds. Fine condition.(c) Partly Printed Document Signed ?Winfd S. Hancock? as President, The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, 23? x 17.5?. Philadelphia, November 30, 1884. In part, ?Know Ye, That Wiliam M. Wherry ? Captain 6th Infantry ? Bvt. Col. U.S. Army ? was received as a Companion of the First Class of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States ? ? Completed in manuscript. Red seal affixed at lower left. Toned mid-vertical fold, partial separation at top and bottom. Very Good condition.(d) Pictorial Partly Printed Document Signed ?J.M. Schofield? as President, Society of the Army of the Ohio, 16.5t? x 13.5?. Washington, March 26, 1903. In part, ?Be it known that in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 - 65, General Wm M. Wherry, U.S.A. served as Major & Aide-de-Camp in Brigade Division 23rd Corps, Army of the Ohio, and having complied with the stipulated Conditions, is admitted to membership in this organization ? ? General John M. Schofield, Andrew Johnson and U.S. Grant?s Secretary of War (1868 - 1869) and Commanding General of the U.S. Army (1888 - 1895), was Superintendent at West Point (1876 - 1881). Completed in manuscript. Mid vertical fold between ?c? and ?h? in signature. Minor flaws. Tear in lower edge. Very Good condition.(e) Partly Printed Document Signed ?Edwin M. Stanton? as Secretary of War, stamped signature, 15.75? x 19.25?, on parchment, completed in manuscript, with blue seal of the War Department affixed at upper left of document. Military vignettes at top center and across bottom. Commission dated Washington, March 25, 1867, appointing William M. Wherry as ?Lieutenant Colonel, By Brevet ? for gallant and meritorious services during the war ? ? Authentically signed ?E.D. Townsend? as Assistant Adjutant General. After graduating from West Point in 1837, Lieutenant Edward D. Townsend served: in the Florida War (1837 ? 1838), in the Cherokee Nation (1838), and on the Northern Frontier (1838 ? 1841) during Canada Border Disturbances. In the Civil War, Townsend was General-in?Chief Winfield Scott?s Chief of Staff. He was promoted to Brigadier General and served as Adjutant General of the U.S. Army from 1869 - 1880. Fine condition.(f) Typed Letter Signed ?F.C. Ainsworth? as Chief of the Record and Pension Office of the Adjutant General's Office, Department of War, 8? x 10.5?. Washington City, October 30, 1895. Col. Ainsworth tells Lieutenant Colonel William M. Wherry he has been awarded the Medal of Honor. From, Wherry?s citation reads ?Displayed conspicuous coolness and heroism in rallying troops that were recoiling under heavy fire.? Ainsworth?s letter, in full, ?I have the honor to inform you that, by direction of the President and in accordance with the act of Congress approved March 3, 1863, providing for the presentation of medals of honor to such officers, non-commissioned officers and privates as have most distinguished themselves in action, the Acting Secretary of War has awarded you a medal of honor for most distinguished gallantry in action at Wilson?s Creek, Missouri, August 10, 1861. The medal has been forwarded to you to-day by registered mail. Upon the receipt of it please advise this office thereof.? Fred C. Ainsworth, who served as Chief of the Record and Pension Office of the Adjutant General's Office from 1892 - 1904, was promoted to Major General and Military Secretary in 1904 and Adjutant General (1907 - 1912).(g) Six Printed Documents Signed ?Wm. M. Wherry? as Captain and Brevet Colonel, each one page, 6.5? x 9.5?. San Francisco, California, dated April 25, 1871, March 1, March 20, April 3, September 20, and December 20, 1872. Each headed ?Headquarters Military Division of the Pacific, each Special Orders ?By Order of Major General Schofield.? John M. Schofield was Commander of the Military Division of the Pacific from 1870 - 1876. The Special Orders include reporting to ?the Military School at Fort Monroe, Va.,? ?to accompany detachment of recruits, expected to arrive, to the Department of Arizona,? to report ?to the Commanding Officer, Benica Barracks, California,? ?to report to the Commanding General, Department of California, for Court Martial duty ? ? Minor flaws. Very Good condition.(h) Sixteen Manuscript Letters Signed: ""Wm M. Wherry"" as Acting Assistant Adjutant General, ""By Command of Major General Schofield,"" each one page, 7.5"" x 10"". Special Orders on stationery headed ""Headquarters Department of West Point, United States Military Academy, West Point,"" Each to the Commandant Cadets, March to December, 1877. With similar, but printed Special Orders Signed ""Wm. M. Wherry"", 1 page, 7.25"" x 9.75"", March 21, 1877. Minor defects. Fine condition.(i) Partly Printed Document Signed ?Tho. O. Moore? as Governor of Louisiana, 9? x 10.5? plus eight $30 Interest Warrants dated 1865 - 1873 attached at perimeter (three cut off, probably when redeemed). Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 1, 1862. $500 loan to Louisiana to be repaid ?in Eleven years from the date hereof ? ? Portion, above vertical tear, missing from top margin, removing top of ?E STA? of title ?CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA.? Creases, tears. Thomas O. Moore was Governor of Louisiana from 1860 - 1864. After the end of the Civil War, to escape arrest, he fled to Mexico and then went to Cuba. Moore eventually returned to Louisiana from Havana after being pardoned by President Andrew Johnson on January 15, 1867. Good condition.(j) Partly Printed Document Signed ?Jos S Wilson? as Commissioner of the General Land Office, 7.75? x 10?. Washington, March 5, 1867. Wilson certifies ?that the annexed is a true and literal exemplification from the Patent records of this Office?? Paper seal attached with red ribbon. Folds, tears, blank upper right missing. Attached at left edge to a Partly Printed Document, created in March 1867, from December 15, 1859, records in the Land Office granting land to ?Mercy Godfrey, Widow of John Godfrey, Sergeant Captain Whitney?s Company, Maine Militia, War 1812?? Bears name of James Buchanan, but not signed by him.(k) Pictorial Partly Printed Document Signed ?H.R. Gamble? as Governor of Missouri, 13.25? x 11.5?. St. Louis, December 24, 1863. Stamped signature. Appointment of William M. Wherry as ?Major in 11th Cavalry Mo Vols ? ? Completed in manuscript. Mid vertical fold, nicks at blank edges of mid horizontal fold. Very Good condition.(l) Carbon Manuscript, 205 pages, separate sheets, 8? x 10.5?. Titled ?Personal Recollections / and / Reminiscences of the Civil War, / by /General Wm. M. Wherry, U.S.A.,? 102 numbered pages, with 103 numbered page addition titled ?Personal Reminiscences, As a sort of addenda to the memoirs / I have heretofore written.? Paper covers (frayed edges), bound by three paper fasteners; two pages loose resulting in frayed blank right edges. Fine condition.(m) Carbon Manuscript, 45 pages, separate sheets, 8.5? x 11?. Titled ?A Record of Family Descent / Compiled From Authentic Records and Letters / For the Children of William M. Wherry, III / and Mary Abbott Wheery / By Their Grandfather, William M. Wherry.? From the 17th to the 20th centuries, bound by two paper fasteners.GENERAL WILLIAM M. WHERRY'S SCRAPBOOK. Scrapbook, dark crimson cloth boards, 10? x 14?, 164 pages, front and verso, tattered edges; gilt lettering ?GENERAL WILLIAM M. WHERRY, U.S.A.? on front cover. Worn edges, worn spine.Includes the following affixed to pages:(1) 5.25"" x 1.25"" cloth insignia worn by Col. Wherry during the Santiago campaign in the 1898 Spanish American War, embroidered ""U.S."" with the insignia of the 2nd U.S. Infantry. Fine condition.(2) Small photographs, identified in type on opposite pages, mostly cut from magazines, on 14 pages, with an original map ""Drawn by Lt. B.H. Wells 2d U.S. I,"" articles from ""Leslie's Weekly."" Also from ""Harper's Weekly"" with front page photograph announcing the death of Gen. John M. Schofield in 1906. Varied condition.(3) 44 typed pages, unsigned, of 1898 diary entries and personal letters by Col. Wherry including ones on board the Steamer Yucatan on the way to Cuba and many written from Santiago, Cuba, July 1898. Excerpts include, on July 8th, referring to an expected promotion to Brigadier General, `""And as to the B.G. business, it will come to if it has not been made on [Brig. Gen. Leonard] Wood's and [Col. Theodore] Roosevelt's letters, it will be when this battle and siege is over ? "" Exactly one week earlier, Col. Roosevelt led his Rough Riders in a charge in the Battle of San Juan Hill. Varied condition.(4) Six penciled ALsS ""Wm. W. Wherry"" to his daughter Julie, May - August 1898; manuscript copy of an 1899 letter from Gen. J.M. Schofield to Wherry upon his promotion to Brigadier General. Fine condition.(5) Booklet, 8 pages, 5.5"" x 8.5"" (4 printed). ""Record of Services / of / Brevet Colonel William H. Wherry, / U.S. Army / Lieutenant Colonel Second Infantry, / April 1861 to July 1896 / Fort Harrison, Montana. / Abbreviated according to notation of Hamersly's Record of / Living Officers of the U.S. Army."" Smudged on cover. Fine condition.(6) Booklet, 20 pages, 6"" x 9"", December 3, 1890. ""General Nathaniel Lyon and His Campaign in Missouri in 1861. by Brevet Brigadier General William M. Wherry, United States Volunteers, Captain Sixth Infantry and Brevet Colonel United Sates Army."" Wherry received the Medal of Honor for actions at the Battle of Wilson's Creek on August 10, 1861, the day General Lyon was killed. Minor flaws. Fine condition.(7) Wherry's typed copy of his speech ""Delivered at Banquet of Society of the Cincinnati, Atlantic City July 4 1901,"" 15 pages, 8.25"" x 10.5"", separate sheets. Headed ""Santiago-de-Cuba, 1898."" Minor flaws. Fine condition.(8) Booklet, ""In Memoriam / Lieut.-General John M. Schofield / U.S. Army / By / Brig. General William M. Wherry, / U.S. Army / Reprinted from the third Volume of 'Personal Recollections of the Rebellion' ? September, 1907,"" 34 pages, 6""x 9"". Fine condition.(9) Novelist William D. Howells, ALS ""W.D. Howells,"" 1 page, 5"" x 8"". York Harbor, September 4, 1915. To Gen. Wherry concerning the publishing of an article. Fine condition."
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