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    Union Major General McPherson & Staff Carte de Visite, no backmark, identified on verso by 20th c. pencil inscription reading, "Major Gen. James B. / McPherson & staff / in front of Balfour / House Vicksburg Miss.". McPherson and nine well-dressed officers pose before a stately Southern home. Some wear and light stains, very good condition. James McPherson (1828 - 1864) graduated first in the U.S. Military Academy Class of 1853. An engineer by training, he served under U. S. Grant before being transferred to Sherman's army. McPherson was killed in action around Atlanta and has the distinction of being the highest-ranking Union officer to be killed in the war.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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