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    Union Cartes-de-Visite: Winfield Scott, Robert Cumming Schenck, Delos Bennett Sackett, David Allen Russell, Carl Schurz, John McAllister, Rufus Saxton and Felix Salm-Salm. Eight (8) cartes including Winfield Scott (1786-1866) by J. Gurney & Son, New York (abrasions to caption); Robert Cumming Schenck (1809-1890) by J. E. McClees, Philadelphia; Delos Bennett Sackett (1822-1885) by J. Gurney & Son, New York; David Allen Russell (1820-1864) by Brady's National Portrait Gallery, New York; Carl Schurz (1829-1906); John McAllister (1831-1906); Rufus Saxton (1824-1908); and a full-standing Felix Salm-Salm (1828-1870). The cartes of Schurz, Schofield, Saxton, and Salm-Salm are by Anthony, New York, with those of Schofield, Saxton, and Salm-Salm from negatives from Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Schenck, a career politician and expert on draw poker, fought at First Bull Run, Shenandoah Valley and Second Bull Run where he suffered a disabling wound. Sackett was an Inspector General who served on the staffs of Generals McClellan and Burnside. Russell was Colonel of the 7th Massachusetts Volunteers. He fought at the Peninsula, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Rapphannock Station (wounded), Petersburg and Winchester, where he was instantly killed by a piece of shrapnel. Schurz was a "political" general who fought at Second Bull Run, Gettysburg and Chattanooga. Schofield was a thoughtful and competent officer who fought at Wilson's Creek (advising a retreat which Lyon failed to heed), Atlanta and Franklin, dealing a crushing blow to Hood. Saxton was instrumental in organizing the 1st South Carolina Colored Volunteers. He allowed contrabands to occupy the coastal islands abandoned by their Southern owners, farming for their own subsistence and selling the surplus. Salm-Salm was a colorful Prussian soldier-of-fortune who fought around the world. He commanded the 8th and 68th New York Volunteers, seeing action at Atlanta and Nashville. He was killed in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. From the collection of Dr. Michael Krane.

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    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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