Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Robert Schenck Carte de Visite Signed
    "Robt. C. Schenck." 2.5" x 4", with a Brady's, Washington, D.C. and New York imprint on verso. A seated portrait of Schenck dressed in his military uniform, signed below the albumen on the mount. Before the war, Schenck was appointed as Minister to Brazil, but returned to the U.S. in 1854. When Fort Sumter was attacked, Lincoln commissioned Schenck brigadier general of volunteers. Although he was not a military man, he studied military science. He fought at the First Battle of Bull Run and participated in the counteractions against Jackson's Valley Campaign. On August 29, 1862, he was severely wounded at the Second Battle of Bull Run, and his right arm was permanently damaged. Unable to participate in active field duty, he was sent to Maryland to repress the threat of an uprising by its citizens. He officially resigned from the army in December 1863, and regained his seat in Congress. After the war, President Grant appointed him Minister to the United Kingdom. From the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection.

    Condition: Toned throughout, with darker toning at the upper right corner. Spotting throughout. Soiling at the right edge and lower right edge.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 209

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Oct 26, 2019 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 11 days left to consign to the 2021 December 4 - 5 Selections from the Collection of Tom Charles Huston Americana & Political Signature® Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search