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    Medal of Honor Winner Gettysburg

    Union Cartes-de-Visite: William Wells and Alexander Stewart Webb. Two (2) cartes including an unmarked William Wells (1837-1892); and Alexander Stewart Webb (1835-1911) by Alexander Gardner, Washington, D.C. Wells served with the 1st Vermont Cavalry, enlisting as a private. He fought in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Second Bull Run, the Dahlgren-Kilpatrick Raid on Richmond, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Petersburg and Appomattox. During the latter years of the war, he served under Custer and Sheridan. Webb was a mathematics professor at West Point. He fought at Fort Pickens, First Bull Run, Antietam (Chief of Staff of the V Corps), Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. There, the Pennsylvania troops under his command took a position near a stone wall in the center of the Union line. That position became the focal point of Pickett's Charge. Webb lost 451 of his mean in the attack, sustaining a wound. He was later awarded the M.O.H. He returned to action at Bristoe, Mine Run and Spotsylvania, receiving a grievous wound. He later served as President of C.C.N.Y. for 33 years. From the collection of Dr. Michael Krane.

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