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    Union Cartes-de-Visite: Andrew Jackson Hamilton, Cuvier Grover, Simon Goodell Griffin, Charles Griffin, Schuyler Hamilton, Charles Smith Hamilton and Henry W. Halleck. Seven (7) cartes including Andrew Jackson Hamilton (1815-1875) by Anson's, New York (two vertical scratches into portrait); Cuvier Grover (1828-1885) by Brady's National Portrait Gallery; Simon Goodell Griffin (1824-1902) by Brady's National Portrait Gallery; Charles Griffin (1825-1867) by Brady's National Portrait Gallery; Schuyler Hamilton (1822-1903); Charles Smith Hamilton (1822-1891); and Henry W. Halleck (1815-1872). The cartes of Schuyler Hamilton, Charles Smith Hamilton, and Halleck are by Anthony, New York, with the Schuyler Hamilton and the Charles Smith A. J. Hamilton from negatives from Brady's National Portrait Gallery. A. J. Hamilton was that "rare bird", a Texas Unionist and the sole Texas representative in Congress in early 1861. He fled to Mexico, then traveled to Washington, D.C., was commissioned Brigadier General of Volunteers and appointed Military Governor of Texas. He urged Farragut, Butler and Banks to start operations against Galveston, ending in disaster. Grover, a career army man with 39 years of service, was a divisional commander who participated in many of the key battles of the war, including Yorktown, Seven Pines, Malvern Hill, Port Hudson, Winchester and Cedar Creek. Simon Griffin, a divisional commander, fought at First Bull Run, Roanoke Island, Vicksburg, Spotsylvania and the Crater.
    Charles Griffin was an artillery specialist who was popular with his men, but somewhat thin-skinned. He fought at First Bull Run, Peninsula, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and the Wilderness. Schuyler Hamilton was a grandson of Alexander Hamilton who was twice-wounded in the Mexican War. He was aide-de-camp to Winfield Scott for five years. He fought at New Madrid, Island No. 10 and Corinth. Charles Smith Hamilton was a West Point classmate of Ulysses Grant. He fought at Yorktown, Iuka and Corinth, but earned the displeasure of McClellan and Halleck. His politicking and machinations finally resulted in his oft-tendered resignation being accepted. From the collection of Dr. Michael Krane.


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    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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