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    General John F. Reynolds: KIA Gettysburg Carte de Visite. CDV of standing John Fulton Reynolds (1820-1863) in uniform. Trimmed slightly at bottom and along right side. A very clean portrait of this senior commander who was killed at the start of the Battle of Gettysburg. Reynolds fought with distinction in the Mexican War and was on close terms with Winfield Scott Hancock and George McClellan. He participated with distinction in the battles of Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville and was even offered command of the Army of the Potomac, replacing Joseph Hooker, but set terms that were unacceptable to President Lincoln. The appointment went instead to the more junior George Meade. The decisions he made are credited with turning Gettysburg into the major pitched battle that evolved, rather than a chance engagement.

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    June, 2014
    7th Saturday
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