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    Confederate Brigadier General Benjamin G. Humphreys Signed Carte de Visite. Humphreys entered West Point in the same class as Robert E. Lee, but was expelled after his participation in a riot. Upon returning to his native state of Mississippi, Humphreys started a plantation in Sunflower County. The War Between the States revived Humphreys's military career, and he joined the Twenty-First Mississippi as a captain in 1861. Humphreys and his regiment fought bravely in a number of battles, namely Seven Points, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, and Knoxville. Promoted from captain to colonel and finally to brigadier general after the Battle of Gettysburg, Humphreys was a born leader of men. He would continue to be a leader after the war, serving as governor of Mississippi for a time. The CDV offered here shows Humphreys in his general's frock coat, and his signature at the bottom of the photo reads "Benj G. Humphreys Brig Genl C.S.A.". The photo has a few spots of toning and a pin hole at both the top and bottom, but is overall in very good condition.

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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