War Between the States

Medal of Honor Recipient

(1823-1907) Graduated in the West Point class of 1847. He was commissioned colonel of the 1st Michigan Infantry in 1861. At the 1st battle of Bull Run, he was wounded and captured while in command of a brigade, remaining a prisoner for more than a year, part of the time as a hostage for Rebel privateersmen whom the Federal authorities had threatened to hang as pirates. On the day of his release he was commissioned a brigadier general and he led a division at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Knoxville, and in Grant's Overland campaign against Richmond in the summer of 1864. He was awarded The Medal of Honor for distinguished gallantry at 1st Bull Run, where he voluntarily led repeated charges until he was wounded and taken prisoner.

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 3 5/8 card. Standing view in uniform with rank of brigadier general. Backmark: E. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Mount is trimmed. Sharp image. Light age toning. Very fine. Scarce.

Cdv General Orlando B. Willcox

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