DescriptionLt. Colonel Julius Garesché, Decapitated by a Cannon Ball at the Battle of Stones River, Cabinet Card Signed by His Son. 4.25" x 6.5". G. W. Davis, 925 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. and 827 Broad Street, Richmond, VA. studio mark on the verso. Signed "Compliments of L. Garesché" on the lower margin. Moderately faded, with some additional soiling along the margins of the backing and trivial damps stains on the verso.
Lt. Col. Garesché is posed standing wearing his frock coat and with his sword at his side. Garesché was a class of 1841 West Point graduate and saw extensive service on the Texas/Mexico border before the Civil War. At the outbreak of the Civil War he declined a commission to Brigadier General of volunteers and instead served as General William S. Rosecrans chief of staff. He was killed in his first combat engagement on December 31, 1861 at the Battle of Stones River.
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