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    Union General William Dwight Carte de Visite Signed, circa 1864. 2.5" x 4". Dwight is featured in full uniform in a vignetted, chest up studio portrait looking off to his right. He has signed on the verso "B. Genl / Wm Dwight / Comdg 1st Div / 19th A.C." There is a minor chip at the left edge near the upper corner of the image. A small spot of staining is seen at the upper left edge of the mount.

    Gen. Dwight (1831-1888) was commanding the 70th New York Infantry when he sustained a serious wound at the Battle of Williamsburg. Left for dead, he was taken prisoner and was held for six months. Returning to the Union Army, he was promoted to brigadier general. He participated in the Battles of Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, Winchester, and Fisher's Hill. He returned to civilian life after the war and went into the railroad business.


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    June, 2015
    12th-13th Friday-Saturday
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