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    Union Cartes-de-Visite: Henry R. Mizner, Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel, Robert Huston Milroy, Josiah T. Miller and Wesley Merritt. Five (5) cartes including Henry R. Mizner (1827-1915) by J. H. Van Stavoren, Nashville (signed on the front); Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel (1809-1862) by E. Anthony, New York from a negative from Brady's National Portrait Gallery; Robert Huston Milroy (1816-1890) by Brady's National Portrait Gallery, New York; an unmarked Josiah T. Miller (1820-?) which is trimmed on the left and may be signed by Miller; and Wesley Merritt (1834-1910) by John Goldin & Company, Washington, D.C. Mizner was Colonel of the 14th Michigan and fought at Stone's River and Atlanta. He mounted his regiment in 1863, hence the "Mt. Infy." wording in his signature. Ormsby shared many characteristics with Abe Lincoln. Both were born in a log cabin in Kentucky in 1809. Both had a parent die when they were quite young. Both worked as store clerks and became lawyers. A West Point instructor, he specialized in astronomy, founding or directing four different observatories. He did not participate in any battles, but seized railroad facilities in Alabama and sent out raiding parties. He died of yellow fever at Hilton Head, S.C. on October 30, 1862. Milroy was Colonel of the 9th Indiana Regiment. He fought in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Second Bull Run and Winchester, where he suffered a stunning defeat at the hands of Richard Ewell. Miller was the Inspector General of New York. Merritt, one of the war's "boy generals" had a distinguished career that extended through the Philippine War. He led cavalry troops, fighting at Brandy Station, Gettysburg, Todd's Tavern (the war's largest dismounted cavalry fight), Yellow Tavern and Cedar Creek.From the collection of Dr. Michael Krane.

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    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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