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    Carte de Visite of Confederate General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham. A Tennessee farmer and California gold miner, Cheatham was also a general in the Confederate States Army, serving in many battles of the Western Theater. Cheatham's most famous service came as a corps commander under Hood in the Franklin-Nashville Campaign. He was engaged in all the major battles of the campaign, receiving notoriety when the Union Army under Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield was able to slip by him and escape from the Battle of Spring Hill, which foiled Hood's plan and led to the disastrous Confederate defeat at Franklin. Hood accused Cheatham of dereliction of duty and the enmity between them lasted the rest of their lives. Head-and-shoulders shot of Cheatham in uniform, produced by E. and H.T. Anthony of New York from one of Matthew Brady's negatives. Two-cent revenue stamp on verso. Moderate age toning. Encased in a 4 x 6" Plexiglas holder. Very good condition.

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    June, 2008
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