SCHOFIELD, JOHN M. (1831-1906). Union General in the Civil War, and secretary of war under presidents Grant and Johnson; commanding general of the Army. ALS. (“J.M. Schofield”). 2pp. 8vo. Washington, D.C., July 23, 1890. On Washington, D.C. stationery to a General. An unidentified hand notes, in pencil, that the recipient is FITZ-JOHN PORTER, (1822-1901), Union major general who was court-martialed for his actions at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
“I am much obliged for your letter of the 21st – That schorched [sic.] parchment will be a genuine historical curiosity, and I shall watch for its appearance in the Department. I doubt whether it ought to be sent to the original owner. Perhaps it should be filed for reference in history. They tell me the L.G. bill will pass without opposition, whenever they can get it up. But I don’t know when that may be…”