DescriptionBen McCulloch Half Plate Tintype. 3.25" x 5" (sight), framed to an overall size of 6" x 8". McCulloch is seated dressed in a vested top coat. With provenance provided on verso from an earlier collector: "This tin type given to me on March 1958 in Buda, Texas by Mrs. Cora Barton and by her grandson Barton Watson from the papers, letters, etc. of Ben. E. McCulloch*, nephew of Grig. Gen Ben McC. *He was 2nd husband of Mrs. Cora Barton." Signed "Gerald Fox 1958." Fox lists additional items he purchased at the time.
McCulloch first arrived in Texas in 1835. He fought at the Battle of San Jacinto and later joined the Texas Rangers under John Coffee Hays. During the Mexican War, McCulloch's Rangers provided invaluable scouting information to the US Army. McCulloch joined the Confederate Army when Texas seceded from the Union. He received a colonel's commission, and months later on May 11, 1861, he received an appointment as brigadier general. McCulloch was killed in action during the Battle of Pea Ridge.
Condition: A few surface scratches at top, with two small spots affecting McCulloch's head. Otherwise, a bold image with good contrast and detail.
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