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    Rare John S. Platner CDV Signed "Fraternally yours, J. S. Platner, Maj. 33rd NYV." being the only known signed portrait of this Civil War general extant. John Strong Platner enlisted on May 1, 1861, at Geneva, New York, as a captain and was commissioned into "H" Company of the NY 33rd Infantry. He was promoted to major on January 24, 1862, and then to lieutenant colonel on September 18, 1863. This photo was signed during that period. He participated in a number of battles including Yorktown, Williamsburg, Mechanicsville, Antietam, and Chancellorsville. He was breveted to brigadier general on March 13, 1865, and mustered out on July 20, 1865, at Camp Piatt, West Virginia. This photo, backstamped "Plumb Gallery," is in near excellent condition.

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    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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