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    Union Cartes-de-Visite: Daniel E. Sickles, William T. Sherman, Adam Jacoby Slemmer, Franz Sigel and James Shields. Seven (7) cartes two (2) Daniel E. Sickles (1819-1914), one unmarked of face and shoulders, and one standing by Brady's National Portrait Gallery, New York; two (2) of William T. Sherman (1820-1891), one an unmarked three-quarters image, and one of Sherman on a horse by E & H.T. Anthony, New York; Adam Jacoby Slemmer (1829-1868); Franz Sigel (1824-1902); and James Shields (1810-1879). The cartes of Slemmer, Sigel, and Shields are by Anthony, New York, from negatives from Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Sickles, a capable and courageous soldier, is most famous for killing his wife's lover, a son of Francis Scott Key (being acquitted by reason of temporary insanity) and an unauthorized, ill-advised troop movement at Gettysburg that resulted in an injury that forced amputation of a leg. Slemmer proved prescient in moving his troops to Fort Pickens on the day Florida seceded from the Union. He was Inspector General of the Department of the Ohio and saw action at the siege of Corinth and Murfreesboro where he sustained a debilitating wound that effectively ended his active service. Sigel was a "political" general who helped recruit and rally German-Americans to the Union cause. He performed well at Pea Ridge, but was soundly defeated at New Market, made famous by the charge of the VMI cadets. Shields, an Irish native fluent in four languages, served in the Black Hawk, Mexican and Civil Wars. He is most famous as the man who challenged political rival Abraham Lincoln to a dual "at broadswords" which, fortunately, was averted. From the collection of Dr. Michael Krane.

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    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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