James McPherson Signed Carte de VisiteClick the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionJames McPherson Signed Carte de Visite. 2.5" x 4", a bust portrait in uniform, with a Barr & Young, Vicksburg, Mississippi backstamp on verso. Signed below the image: "Jas. B. McPherson Maj Genl."
James B. McPherson (1828-1864) graduated first in his class from West Point in 1853 (a class that included Phillip Sheridan and John Bell Hood) and served as chief engineer to General Grant in his advance through Tennessee. He was given command of the XVII Corps, where he distinguished himself in the Vicksburg Campaign. His army was in the right wing of Sherman's army during the Atlanta Campaign and McPherson was killed at the Battle of Atlanta on July 22, 1864. He was the highest-ranking Union officer killed during the Civil War.
Condition: Light uneven toning and foxing. Bumping to the corners.
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