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    Union Cartes-de-Visite: Joshua Thomas Owen, Peter Joseph Osterhaus, Edward O. C. Ord, John Newton, Thomas Hewson Neill and William A. Olmsted. Six (6) cartes including Joshua Thomas Owen (1821-1887) by F. Gutekunst, Philadelphia; an unmarked Peter Joseph Osterhaus (1823-1917), with mount trimmed; Edward O. C. Ord (1818-1883) by E & H.T. Anthony, New York; John Newton (1822-1895) by Anthony, New York, from a negative from Brady's National Portrait Gallery; Thomas Hewson Neill (1826-1885), with most of mount trimmed, by J. Cremer & Company, Philadelphia; and an unmarked William A. Olmsted (1834-1909). Owen was Colonel of the 24th and 69th Pennsylvania Regiments. He served in all the major battles of the Army of the Potomac from Fair Oaks to Cold Harbor, but evidence suggests he was less than the ideal soldier, being charged with disobedience of orders after Cold Harbor and being arrested prior to that. The Prussian-born Osterhaus led Illinois troops and is considered the most able and popular of three German-American generals. He fought at Pea Ridge, Wilson's Creek, Champion's Hill, Black River (wounded), Missionary Ridge and the Atlanta Campaign. Ord was twice wounded, at Corinth and Fort Harrison, and commanded the Army of the James and the Department of North Carolina. He was present at Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Newton finished second in his West Point class of 1842. He was primarily an engineer. He fought at Seven Days, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and the Atlanta Campaign. His criticism of Burnside after Fredericksburg resulted in Burnside's dismissal. Neill was Colonel of the 23rd Pennsylvania Regiment. He fought at the Peninsula, Chancellorsville, Mine Run, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. Olmsted raised the first company of volunteers in New York State. He fought at Big Bethel, Seven Pines, Fair Oaks, Savage Station and Malvern Hill. He was a doctor by profession and worked among Native Americans. Eight years prior to his death, he was ordained a Catholic priest. From the collection of Dr. Michael Krane.

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