General Philip H. Sheridan
Imprint of Taylor & Huntington, Hartford, Conn. The War For The Union, Photographic History, 1861-1865. Original Photographs taken by the Government Photographer during the war. View No. 641. A Battery Of Flying Artillery. Horse Artillery, or "Flying Artillery" as it is popularly called, is a battery with the cannoneers mounted as cavalry. These batteries go with the cavalry and are wonderfully quick in getting into action. This is Gibson's Battery "C" 3d U.S. Artillery, photographed at Fair Oaks, Va., June 27, 1862. The albumen photograph measures, 4 1/8 x 3 1/4, and is blind stamped, copyrighted. Mount measures, 7 x 4 1/2.
There is another photograph on the reverse side of Union General Philip H. Sheridan. View No. 2881. "Little Phil." Soon after the fight at Winchester, and Sheridan's famous ride, now immortalized in song, the photographer caught "Little Phil" quiet long enough to get this photograph. He wears the same little soft hat that he wore on his famous ride to Winchester twenty miles away, and during his sharp fought battle. The albumen photograph measures, 2 1/8 x 3 3/8. The Taylor & Huntington imprint, etc. is the same as described above.
Light age toning and wear. The mount is creased at the bottom, and has some card loss, but this does not affect the photographs. Fine pair of images.