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    Union Cartes-de-Visite: Francis L. Vinton, Lew Wallace, George Day Wagner, James Samuel Wadsworth, Stewart Van Vliet, Kemble Warren and Egbert Ludovicus Viele . Seven (7) cartes including Francis L. Vinton (1835-1879) by D. Appleton & Company, New York; Lew Wallace (1827-1905), with a few scuffs and minor loss of top of mount, without affecting image, by C. D. Fredricks & Company, New York; an unmarked George Day Wagner (1829-1869); James Samuel Wadsworth (1807-1864) by Brady's National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Stewart Van Vliet (1815-1901) by J. E. McClees, Philadelphia; Gouverneur Kemble Warren (1830-1882); and Egbert Ludovicus Viele (1825-1902). The cartes of Warren and Viele are by Anthony, New York, from negatives from Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Vinton led the 43rd New York Regiment under Hancock, fighting at Williamsburg, Gaines' Mill and Fredericksburg (severely wounded, incapacitating him for further service). Wallace, most famous as author of "Ben Hur", served under Grant at Forts Henry & Donelson, as well as Shiloh. He was defeated by Jubal Early at Monocacy. Wood was Colonel of the 15th Indiana Regiment. He fought at Shiloh, Stone's River, Missionary Ridge, Nashville and Franklin, where his failure to follow orders effectively ended his military career. Wadsworth, a wealthy career politician, fought at Gettysburg (his division effectively destroyed), Spotsylvania and the Wilderness, where he was mortally wounded. Van Vliet, a veteran of the Mexican War, was in charge of building posts on the Oregon Trail in the 1840s and 1850s. He was Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac and handled transportation. Warren was 2nd in his West Point class of 1850. He led troops in the Peninsula, Second Bull Run and Antietam. At Gettysburg, he urged Gen. Sykes's Corps to form defensive positions on the Round Tops, thereby avoiding disaster. Viele was a civil engineer, associated with Central and Prospect Parks in Manhattan and Brooklyn. He authored "Handbook for Active Service" in 1861. From the collection of Dr. Michael Krane.

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