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    [Battle of Gettysburg]. General Alexander S. Webb: Two Carte de Visite Album Pages containing a total of ten CDVs of Webb and members of his staff, several of which are signed, who served at the Battle of Gettysburg. Each page measures 10" x 12.25" and contains five photographs. Included are two photographs of Webb, one of which, a vignetted portrait bust of Webb in uniform, is signed "Alex. S. Webb / Brig. Genl. Vols. / Comd Divn / 2nd Div 2nd Corps." Shortly before the Battle of Gettysburg, Webb (1835-1911) was given command of the 2nd Brigade (Philadelphia Brigade), 2nd Division, 2nd A.C., after Gen. Joshua T. Owen was relieved. On July 2, 1863, he and his men successfully defended Cemetery Ridge and the following day he found himself holding the Federal center against Pickett's Charge. In 1891, Webb received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his contributions at Gettysburg.

    The eight other men, all of whom were members of Webb's staff, include George Monteith; William Creighton Meade, aide-de-camp; Martin Rizer, chief surgeon of the 2nd Brigade; William R. Steele, aide-de-camp who later served two terms in the U.S. Congress; Charles H. Banes, assistant adjutant general of the 2nd Brigade; William T. Simms, aide-de-camp who was wounded on the left side of the head during the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864; and Poinsett Cooper, acting assistant inspector-general who received wounds at the Battles of Antietam (foot), Bristow Station (thigh), and the Wilderness (first in the leg and, upon being carried to the rear, in the chest by guerillas). The eighth man, a captain in a full length portrait holding a saber in his left hand, is unidentified.


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