War Between the States

Severely wounded leading the Vermont Brigade in the battle of Gettysburg!

(1820-1886) In June 1861, he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel 2nd Vermont Infantry, and in July 1862, Colonel 9th Vermont Infantry. He was later promoted to rank of Brigadier General, on March 11, 1863. He fought at 1st Bull Run, in the Virginia Peninsular campaign, in the 2nd Bull Run campaign, and he was captured by Stonewall Jackson at Harpers Ferry during the Antietam campaign. After his exchange, he was given command of the Vermont Brigade, which he led at Gettysburg, where he was severely wounded. He received his second wound of the war at the battle of Cold Harbor, Va., his third while leading a charge at Petersburg, and his fourth, which resulted in the amputation of his right arm, in the attack on Fort Harrison, Va.

Wet plate, albumen photograph, mounted to 4 1/8 x 6 1/2 card. Half view in uniform with rank of major general. Imprint on the front mount, Gen. Geo. J. Stannard. Published by S.M. Southard. Light age toning. Sharp image. Very fine condition. Very scarce.

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