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    Union General John C. Robinson Carte de Visite Signed with a Carte de Visite of His Wife. General Robinson, sporting an impressive set of whiskers, is seen in a vignetted chest up portrait, in uniform, facing slightly to his right. He has placed his signature below his image, reading: "Jno. C. Robinson / Big. Genl. U.S.A." Henry Ulke, Washington backstamp. Light toning along the upper edge does not affect the image. Accompanying the general is a vignetted portrait of his wife, measuring 2.5" x 4.25". Henry Ulke, Washington backstamp.

    John C. Robinson (1817-1897) served in the Mexican and Seminole Wars and commanded Ft. McHenry at the outbreak of the Civil War. After serving as colonel of the 1st Michigan Infantry, Robinson was promoted to brigadier general on April 28, 1862. He served ably and gallantly in command of a brigade in the Army of the Potomac through the Seven Days Battles, Second Manassas, and at Gettysburg where, in fighting on the first day, his command captured a large part of Iverson's brigade. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery at Alsop's farm where he was severely wounded.


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    June, 2015
    12th-13th Friday-Saturday
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