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    Union Cartes-de-Visite: Gordon Granger, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Henry Grierson, David McMurtrie Gregg, Willis Arnold Gorman and Quincy Adams Gillmore. Seven (7) cartes including an unmarked Gordon Granger (1822-1876); two (2) Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), one sitting by J.B. & H. Hamilton, Cleveland, Ohio, and standing by Henszey & Company, Philadelphia; Benjamin Henry Grierson (1826-1911); David McMurtrie Gregg (1833-1916); Willis Arnold Gorman (1816-1876); and Quincy Adams Gillmore (1825-1888). The cartes of Grierson, Gregg, Gorman, and Gillmore are by Anthony, New York, with those of Gregg, Gorman, and Gillmore from negatives from Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Granger was a colorful, but strict disciplinarian. He fought at Island No. 10, Corinth, New Madrid and, most notably, at Chickamauga, when his quick assessment of the situation and subsequent deployment of two brigades to aid General Thomas at Horseshow Ridge saved Rosecrans' army. Grierson had no military background or education, rising from the rank of Private to Brigadier General. He is most famous for "Grierson's Raid" through Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana (April 17 to May 2, 1863). This action helped divert Rebel troops away from Vicksburg and proved that Union troops could survive and fight behind enemy lines. Gregg performed well in the Peninsula, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, where his 2nd Cavalry fought a sharp engagement against J. E. B. Stuart. Gorman commanded Minnesota regiments and fought at First Bull Run, Seven Pines, Peninsula, Sharpsburg, Helena and Vicksburg. Gillmore gradated first in his class of 1849 at West Point. He was a talented engineer who gained praise for his efforts at Fort Pulaski, Morris Island, Fort Wagner and Sumter. He was partly blamed when his superior Ben Butler failed to follow-up on a golden opportunity to attack a defenseless Richmond in the spring of 1864. From the collection of Dr. Michael Krane.

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