War Between the States

Colonel of the famous Duryee's Zouaves

Wounded 5 times during the Civil War

(1815-90) He recruited a regiment of volunteers known as Duryee's Zouaves, which were mustered into the Union army as the 5th New York Infantry. He led his regiment in the first land battle of the war, at Big Bethel, Va., June 10, 1861, losing 5 killed and 16 wounded. President Abraham Lincoln appointed him a brigadier general of volunteers to rank from Aug. 31, 1861. He saw action as a brigade commander at Cedar Mountain, Thoroughfare Gap, and the 2nd Bull Run campaign, where he was wounded twice. He then commanded a division at South Mountain and Antietam and was wounded on three occasions. He received the rank of brevet major general of volunteers, March 13, 1865, for distinguished Civil War service. After the war, he served as police commissioner and dockmaster of New York.

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Standing view in uniform with rank of brigadier general, and holding sword. Backmark: D. Appleton & Co., New York. Minor corner wear and a couple of minor surface scratches to the card. Scarce pose.

Cdv General Abram Duryee

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