Philip Henry Sheridan was a notable general in the American Civil War era, rising from Captain to Major General in just six months. His leadership was instrumental in the defeat of the Confederate army in Shenandoah Valley and later in Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. His personal flag, flown through the summer of 1862, is now up for auction in the upcoming American Historical Ephemera & Photography event at Cowan’s Auctions.
The sale presents over 400 collectible items. One notable photograph from the collection is a half-plate daguerreotype of a fully leather-clad firefighter of the Sansome Hook and Ladder No. 3 of San Francisco. The catalog also offers early photographs capturing Zachary Taylor, men from the Alaskan gold rush, soldiers from the Civil War period, and more. Other items of interest in the sale include a 13-star American flag, a painted cotton banner of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt’s presidential standard, and an endorsement signed by Lincoln. View any of these lots and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Collectibles, Historical & Political Memorabilia (396), Books, Manuscripts & Archives (135), Fine Art (188)
# of Lots:407
Price Range:$400 - $30,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Personal headquarters flag of Philip Henry Sheridan|| Estimate: |
|Half plate daguerreotype of firefighter Walter Van Erven Dorens|| Estimate: |
|13-Star American flag descended in the Custer and Begeal Families|| Estimate: |
|Archive identified to Enola Gay Assistant Flight Engineer Robert Shumard|| Estimate: |
|Roosevelt, Theodore. Presidential Standard Flag, Navy Yard, New York|| Estimate: |