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    Rare Salt Print Carte de Visite of Confederate General Joseph Eggleston Johnston. Johnston was a career U.S. Army officer and one of the most senior generals in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. When Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861, Johnston resigned his commission as a brigadier general in the regular army, the highest-ranking U.S. Army officer to do so. Initially commissioned as a CSA major general in the Virginia militia, he relieved Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson in command at Harpers Ferry and organized the Army of the Shenandoah. His effectiveness was undercut by tensions with President Jefferson Davis, but he also suffered from a lack of aggressiveness, and victory eluded him in every campaign he personally commanded. Rare salt print, the form of photographic reproduction used circa 1840-60. The albumen printing process was developed in 1850, and became the dominant form of photographic positives from 1855 to the turn of the century, with a peak in the 1860s-90s. Head-and-shoulders image of Johnston in uniform; photographer unknown. Light soiling at edges; overall light age toning. In fine condition.

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