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    Confederate General Samuel Garland Jr. Carte de Visite. Garland is seen in a vignetted portrait leaving only his head and collar showing. The stars of a Confederate general are clearly seen. Affixed to a Tanner & Van Ness, Lynchburg, Virginia mount. Garland is identified in a pencil notation on the verso. Slight water damage touches the upper edge and top portion of the right edge on the verso, but does not affect the recto or the image.

    Samuel Garland Jr. (1830-1962), a grandnephew of Founding Father and former president, James Madison, practiced law before the outbreak of the Civil War in addition to being captain of the local militia, the Lynchburg Home Guard. The militia group joined the 11th Virginia Infantry at the beginning of the war and Garland saw action at First Manassas, Dranesville, and Williamsburg, where he received his first wound. He was promoted to brigadier general and participated in the Seven Days Battles and Second Manassas. Garland was killed three days before the Battle of Antietam during Gen. Robert E. Lee's Maryland Campaign while defending Fox's Gap from Federal incursion.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    12th-13th Friday-Saturday
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