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    Union Cartes-de-Visite: Isaac Jones Wistar, James Harrison Wilson [Signed], Alpheus Starkey Williams, Charles H. Whittelsey, William D. Whipple and Frank Wheaton. Six (6) cartes including Isaac Jones Wistar (1827-1905) by F. Gutekunst, Philadelphia; James Harrison Wilson (1837-1925) by Charles C. Giers, Nashville (signed on the verso "J. H. Wilson/ Brigr Genl."); Alpheus Starkey Williams (1810-1878) by Brady's National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Charles H. Whittelsey (1832-1871) by Whitney & Paradise, New York; William D. Whipple (1826-1902) by E & H.T. Anthony, New York; and Frank Wheaton (1833-1903) by John Goldin & Company, Washington, D.C. Wistar was a captain in the 71st Pennsylvania, known as the "California Regiment". He fought at Ball's Bluff, succeeding Edward Baker as Colonel, at the Peninsula, Seven Days, Sharpsburg and Burmuda Hundred. Wilson gained the friendship of Ulysses Grant, obtaining appointment as Inspector General of the Army of the Tennessee. He fought at Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Nashville and, most notably, defeated Nathan Bedford Forrest at Selma. His troops were instrumental in the capture of Jefferson Davis. Williams, a Yale-educated lawyer and newspaper publisher in Detroit, fought at Cedar Mountain, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and the Atlanta Campaign. Whittelsey served with the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery. He fought in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Petersburg and Appomattox. Whipple fought at First Bull Run, later served on the staff of General George H. Thomas, participating in Chattanooga, Atlanta, Franklin and Nashville. Wheaton was the son-in-law of the ranking general of the Confederacy Samuel Cooper. His family had divided loyalties, but Wheaton went with the Union. He was the Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry. He fought at the Peninsula, Williamsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and helped repel Jubal Early's Raid on Washington. From the collection of Dr. Michael Krane.

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    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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