War Between the States

(1817-83) Served in the Texas army during the Mexican War, was in the Ohio legislature, a forty-niner in the California gold rush, and owner of the Toledo Times. He was an avowed Stephen A. Douglas supporter and in 1860 was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Charleston. Steedman became colonel of the 14th Ohio Infantry on April 27, 1861. He took part in the battle of Philippi in West Virginia and then was sent west. He was promoted to brigadier general, July 17, 1862, and rendered distinguished service at the battles of Perryville and Murfreesboro. He also commanded a division during the Tullahoma campaign. At the battle of Chickamauga, Steedman performed the most conspicuous act of personal courage recorded of any general officer on the Union side. His heroism was virtually the salvation of the Union forces left on the field. He served in Sherman's army during the Atlanta campaign and also fought John Bell Hood in the battle of Nashville.

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Excellent quality half view in uniform with rank of major general. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, N.Y., made from a photographic negative from Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Very sharp image. Excellent condition. Scarce.

Cdv General James B. Steedman

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