War Between the States

Bull Run Russell

(1820-1907) Prominent English war correspondent who developed a reputation as Britain's finest military reporter. He came to America in 1861 to cover the American Civil War for the London Times. When General Irvin McDowell marched his inexperienced troops to the 1st battle of Bull Run, Va., Russell termed them a "rabble" army. Ironically, he was given the nickname "Bull Run" Russell for his panic stricken skedaddle from that battlefield. He published his Civil War experiences, which were titled, "My Diary, North and South." He was knighted in May 1895, and later appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order by King Edward VII.

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Standing view in full military splendor, with a medal pinned to his chest, and holding sword. Hat with plume sits on top of the studio table at his side. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Light age toning and wear. Very desirable pose in military attire.

Cdv, William H. Russell

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