Lot 49: (WEST POINT.) Leaf from an autograph album Signed by 18 of the 52 West Point cadets in the class of 1853,
01 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (WEST POINT.) Leaf from an autograph album Signed by 18 of the 52 West Point cadets in the class of 1853, including John Bell Hood, Philip H. Sheridan, and George B. Anderson. Signatures written on recto only, each inside a small printed box, the boxes arranged to resemble scattered visiting cards. 10 1/2x14 1/2 inches; faint scattered soiling. [West Point], circa 1853
Notes: with--Three items: cover of an autograph album bearing gilt-lettered title: "Sketch Book, Cadet J.S. Bowen" [Confederate General John Steveans Bowen, d. 1863] * Two sheets of humorous drawings (one of a St. Louis militia unit, the other of a classical sextet in 1878), possibly by General Bowen's son, Menard Kennerly Bowen (1855-1899), who is named in the militia list. The drawings are nice but of little historical importance.