War Between the States

(1818-91) Commissioned 2nd lieutenant in the 4th Artillery, he was awarded the brevets of 1st lieutenant and captain for gallantry at Contreras, Churubusco and Chapultepec in the Mexican War. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was a full rank captain in the regular army and was highly commended by General McClellan during the Peninsular campaign for his conduct at Malvern Hill winning the brevets of major and lieutenant colonel. He commanded the guns of General Burnside's army on the left at Fredericksburg and he was commissioned brigadier general to rank from May 23, 1863. He later commanded the defenses of Washington south of the Potomac.

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Half view in uniform with rank of brigadier general. Brady, New York imprint on the front mount. Backmark: Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries, New York & Washington, D.C. Small stain at bottom right corner. Light age toning, with some edge and corner wear. Wear to the reverse of the card. Scarce.

Cdv General George A. De Russy

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