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    C.S.A. General Thomas Lanier Clingman Carte de Visite. Clingman was expelled from his position as a U.S. senator from North Carolina in early 1861 for his support of the rebellion. Though nearly 50 years old, he volunteered for military service and was given a command as colonel of the 25th NC Infantry; a few months later he was promoted to brigadier general. His unit fought at Battery Wagner, Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor (where he was wounded), Petersburg, and Weldon Railroad. After the war, he surveyed and measured mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina, the tallest of which, Clingman's Dome, is named after him. A fine bust image, in uniform, laid down to a double-bordered CDV card. Fine condition with only very light soiling. Name penciled on verso. No backmark.

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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