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    Colonel Langhorne Wister Carte de Visite Pictured with his Horse. A horizontally-oriented CDV photo of Wister in full uniform standing next to his horse. The backmark is of "H. Manger's Photograph Gallery" of Philadelphia. Included is a biography and service record for Wister, a Germantown-born Quaker with five brothers also fighting in the war. He commanded the 150th Pennsylvania Infantry regiment. At Gettysburg, Wister bravely led his regiment into fierce fighting, and he was struck in the face by a minie ball which shattered his jaw. Colonel Stone said of him, "Colonel Wister, though badly wounded in the mouth while commanding the brigade and unable to speak, remained in the front of the battle." Wister resigned his commission in February 1864 to return to the iron manufacturing business. He was brevetted brigadier general in March 1865 for his gallantry at Gettysburg. Photo is in fine condition.

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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