WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK With his Presidential election campaign in full swing, Hancock thanks an Ohio supporter for valuable services and information. Manuscript Letter signed: “Winfield Scott Hancock”, 1 page, 5½x8½. Governor’s Island, New York Harbor, 1880 October 1. To T. N. Bartley, Park Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, in full: “Please accept my thanks for your valuable services, and for the information conveyed by your letter of the 22nd instant. Very truly yours”. Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886), a highly successful Union Corps commander during the Civil War and a hero of the Battle of Gettysburg (1863), was the Democratic Party’s candidate for President in 1880, losing very narrowly to James A. Garfield by a margin of fewer than 40,000 votes out of 9 million cast. (The Electoral Vote margin was wider, but far from a landslide: 214-155.) Hancock was Commanding General of the U.S. Army’s Department of the East, headquartered on Governor’s Island, from 1877 until his death. Two horizontal and one vertical fold. Lightly toned. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition. – Please contact us if you have any questions or require additional information. HFSID 30325
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