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    Confederate Major John Pelham Killed in Action Culpeper, Virginia Albumen Carte de Visite. Approximately 2.5" x 4". A beautiful image of John Pelham (1838-1863) in uniform, who resigned from West Point just weeks before graduation to join the Confederacy. The "Gallant Pelham" helped revolutionize the usage of light artillery as a mobile arm of cavalry. Stonewall Jackson commented that "It is really extraordinary to find such nerve and genius in a mere boy. With a Pelham on each flank I believe I could whip the world." Pelham was killed while participating in a cavalry charge at Kelly's Ford, Virginia on March 17, 1863. He was 24 years old. No studio back mark. Lightly age toned, otherwise a clear image in excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    7th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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