War Between the States

Colonel 207th Pennsylvania Infantry

Signed Photograph With Rank

(1823-1901) Born in Montoursville, Pa., he was a farmer and lumber merchant before the war. He enlisted on November 19, 1862, as major, and was commissioned into the field and staff of the 171st Pennsylvania Infantry. He was mustered out of this regiment on August 8, 1863. He was commissioned colonel of the 207th Pennsylvania Infantry, on November 9, 1864; promoted to brevet brigadier general, April 2, 1865, for gallantry at Forts Stedman and Sedgwick; and he was mustered out of the service on May 31, 1865. He participated with the 207th PA. in the siege of Petersburg, the battles of Hatcher's Run and Fort Stedman and Sedgwick, and in the Appomattox campaign. After the war he was a lumber merchant and country court official. He was also active in G.A.R. Post #315, in Wellsboro, Pa.

Signed Photograph With Rank: 4 1/4 x 6 1/2, wet plate, albumen cabinet card photograph. Bust view pose. Signed on the front mount in ink, Robert C. Cox, late Col., 207 Regiment Penna. Vols. Commissioned Brig. Genl. June 5, 1865- Commissioned Major Genl. Nat. Guard of Penna. Light staining and age toning. No imprint.

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