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    KIA Gettysburg

    Union Cartes-de-Visite and More: John Fulton Reynolds, Jesse Lee Reno, Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom, Henry Prince and John Anthony Quitman. Five (5) cartes including John Fulton Reynolds (1820-1863) by Brady's National Portrait Gallery, New York; Jesse Lee Reno (1823-1862) by J. E. McClees, Philadelphia; Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom (1834-1864) by Brady's National Portrait Gallery, New York; an unmarked Henry Prince (1811-1892); and John Anthony Quitman (1798-1858), with bottom part of mount cut off, by E & H.T. Anthony, New York, from a negative from Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Reynolds, a Mexican War veteran and tactics instructor at West Point, was highly regarded and a skilled horseman. He was captured at Gaines' Mill and spent some time in Libby Prison. He fought at Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. He was offered the command of the Army of the Potomac, but declined, the position then going to George Meade. He was shot and killed on the first day of Gettysburg. Reno specialized in artillery and ordnance. He fought in Burnside's North Carolina Campaign, Second Bull Run and South Mountain where he was shot and killed. Ransom, trained as a civil engineer, was one of the most courageous soldiers of the war. He was wounded multiple times and fought at Charleston [Missouri], Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Red River and Mansfield. Wounded and burning with typhoid fever, his condition worsened and he died a short time later. Grant said that Ransom was "the best man I have ever had to send on expeditions." Prince was twice-wounded in the Mexican War, injuries which plagued him for the rest of his life. He fought at Cedar Mountain, Gettysburg, Bristoe and Mine Run. Quitman (1798-1858), a native New Yorker, moved to Natchez in 1821 and purchased Monmouth Plantation in 1826. He would serve in the Mexican War, attaining the post of Military Governor of Mexico City. He served as Governor of Mississippi (1850-1851), represented his state in Congress and promoted filibustering schemes to aid in the expansion of slavery. From the collection of Dr. Michael Krane.

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    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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