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    William S. Rosecrans Carte de Visite Signed
    "Wm Rosecrans Maj Genl." 2.5" x 4", with a Bogardus, New York imprint on verso. A vignette bust of the Union general, photographed in his military uniform. Signed at the bottom of the albumen. William S. Rosecrans (1819-1898) graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1842. When the Civil War began, he served briefly as an aide-de-camp to General McClellan but was soon promoted and given command of his own regiment, the 23rd Ohio Infantry. On May 16, 1861, he was made brigadier general. He achieved early success in the Western Theater and fought at Iuka, Corinth, and Stones River. At the Battle of Chickamauga, a poorly worded order by Rosecrans resulted in a crushing loss by the Union, and Grant arrived at Chattanooga to relieve Rosecrans of his command. From the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection.

    Condition: Lightly toned, with some small scattered soiling. A small amount of soiling at Rosecrans' forehead. On verso, there are some small pencil notations as well as mounting residue at the top. Overall good.


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    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
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