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    Medal of Honor Winner

    Union Cartes-de-Visite: John Curtis Caldwell, Daniel Butterfield, Benjamin F. Butler, Ambrose E. Burnside, William Wallace Burns and Napoleon Bonaparte Buford. Six (6) cartes including John Curtis Caldwell (1833-1912) by Brady Gallery, New York; Daniel Butterfield (1831-1901) by Brady's Gallery, New York; Benjamin F. Butler (1818-1893) by E & H.T. Anthony, New York, from a negative by Brady; Ambrose E. Burnside (1824-1881) by D. Appleton & Company, New York; an unmarked William Wallace Burns (1825-1892); and a full-standing Napoleon Bonaparte Buford (1807-1883) by T. W. Banks, Helena, Arkansas. Caldwell commanded the II Corps at Fredericksburg (wounded), Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Mine Run. He served as part of the escort for the body of President Lincoln during its return journey from Washington to Springfield. Butterfield was Chief of Staff for Joe Hooker and fought at the Peninsula, Malvern Hill, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Chattanooga and the Atlanta Campaign. He designed the Federal system of corps badges and is sometimes credited with composing "Taps". He received the Congressional Medal of Honor, 30 years after the fact, for heroism at Gaines' Mill. Burns served primarily in the Commissary Department, but fought in the Peninsula, Savage's Station (wounded) and Fredericksburg. Buford raised the 27th Illinois Regiment and fought at Belmont, Island No. 10, Corinth and Vicksburg. From the collection of Dr. Michael Krane.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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