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Very Rare cdv of the Camp of the 38th Mass at Baton Rouge La near the
Pennitentiary,  Period ink id on verso states," Lt nearest the front line is
Quartermaster Russell, he is standing in front next in line is Colonel
Richardson".  Rarely ever seen.  Mounted in a period frame with hanging
wire and description on verso.
Scarce CDV of General Edward A Wild, "With the outbreak of the Civil War, Wild enlisted
in the Union Army as a front-line officer, preferring to command troops rather than to treat their injuries.
He served as a captain in Company A of the 1st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.[1] from
May 1861 until July 1862. He fought in First Battle of Bull Run and again in the Peninsula Campaign,
where he was wounded at the Battle of Seven Pines. On August 21, he was appointed Colonel of the
35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and assigned to the Army of the Potomac's IX Corps. Wild led his
new regiment into combat during the Maryland Campaign. At the Battle of South Mountain, Wild
suffered another severe wound, one that necessitated the amputation of his left arm. He returned home
to recuperate.
By April 1863, Wild had recovered enough to resume his military duties, and was promoted to brigadier
general on April 24 and assigned to recruiting duties. A fervent abolitionist, he aggressively recruited
black soldiers for the United States Colored Troops, as well as helping recruit white officers to lead
them, including helping Robert Gould Shaw fill his officer complement for the 54th Massachusetts
Infantry. Wild was friends with fellow abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe and enlisted her
half-brother, James C. Beecher, as a white officer in one of the new black regiments. When Wild was
able to resume his field duties, he freed hundreds of slaves in North Carolina, resettled them safely on
Roanoke Island in North Carolina,[5] and then recruited many of them to join the military.  Wild took
command of a brigade of black infantry that soon became known as "Wild's African Brigade". The
brigade, headquartered in Norfolk, comprised the 55th Massachusetts Infantry, and the 2nd and 3rd
North Carolina Colored Volunteers (which later became renumbered as the 36th and 37th U.S. Colored
Troops respectively). Wild's men served in the Charleston, South Carolina, area and saw action in
numerous skirmishes and battles in that region, including an expedition to South Mills and Camden
Court House in December.  Transferred to the Army of the Potomac in 1864, Wild and his black soldiers
participated in the Overland Campaign and the subsequent Siege of Petersburg, Wild's men
constructed and manned Fort Pocahontas, an earthen-walled Virginia fort on the James River that
during the Battle of Wilson's Wharf withstood an attack on May 24 by Fitzhugh Lee's Confederates.  In
early 1865, Wild's men performed picket duty along the Appomattox River. They were a part of the
large force of black troops under Godfrey Weitzel that occupied the former Confederate national
capital, Richmond, Virginia, holding that city through the end of the war. Wild's men were among
those troops who witnessed the historic visit of President Abraham Lincoln to Richmond following the
city's fall to the Union forces.
In July, Wild ordered and supervised the torture of several members of the Chennault family in
Danburg, Georgia. Suspecting them of being involved in the missing Confederate gold, he had their
hands tied behind their backs and their thumbs strung up. In the case of one of the prisoners, this
caused the flesh to be stripped from the bones. Members of his unit forced the Chennault ladies to
disrobe in search of "stolen" jewelry. Wild was honorably discharged in January 1866, receiving no
punishment for his actions (which may or may not have measured up to war crimes)." Burwells Gallery
CDV of General Frederick Winthrop, formerly of the 5th NY Zouaves.  
"Brevet Brig.-Gen. FREDERICK WINTHROP, a gallant officer of the Army of
the Potomac, was killed at the battle of Five Forks, near Petersburgh, Va., on
the 1st instant, and buried with fitting ceremony in Trinity Church-yard,
yesterday afternoon."  Anthony/Brady.
Armed CDV of Colonel Ira W Answorth of the 177th NYVI. "One Hundred and
Seventy-seventh Infantry.-Col., Ira W. Ainsworth;  Lieut.-Cols., Frank
Chamberlain, David M. Woodhall; Majs., David M.  Woodhall, Charles E.
Davis.  The nucleus of this regiment was the 10th National Guard, under
Col. Ainsworth, which volunteered for nine months' service and
was accepted.  It was recruited to the full number at Albany and
vicinity, was organized at Albany, and there mustered into the U.
S.  service for nine months on Nov. 21, 1862.  It left the state Dec. 16 for New
Orleans, where it was assigned to the 3d brigade of Sherman's division,
afterwards the 3d brigade, 2nd division, 19th corps.  It took part in skirmishes
at McGill's ferry, Pontchatoula, Civiques ferry and Amite river and
was active throughout the siege of Port Hudson where here it
fought gallantly in the general assault of May 27.  
Its loss during the siege was 23 killed and wounded.  On the
expiration of its term of service it returned to New York and was
mustered out at Albany, Sept. 24, 1863.  The regiment lost during
service 2 officers and 6 men, killed and mortally wounded; 3
officers and 149 men died of disease and other causes."
CDV of Major Charles L Brown of the 34th NYVI.  Served 5/61 till he was
killed at the Battle of Malvern Hill on 7/3/62.  Rose from Captain to Major.  
Published in the database.  
CDV of Bvt Brigadier General John B Dennis.  Served with the 6th Mass,
then the 7th Connecticut Vols 9/61-1/65 rising from Capt to BBG. "John
Benjamin Dennis (May 23, 1835 – December 26, 1894) was a Union Army
officer during the American Civil War who was subsequently appointed a
brevet brigadier general. He was a metal worker before the war.[1][2] At the
beginning of the war, he served as a private with the 6th Massachusetts
Militia. He later served as a captain in the 7th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry.
He was severely wounded at the Battle of Pocotaligo in South Carolina. He
was later captured at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, on June 2, 1864.  After his
release, he was appointed major and additional paymaster on January 25,
1865.  He subsequently received appointments to the brevet ranks of
lieutenant colonel and colonel to rank from March 13, 1865.  He was
mustered out of the volunteers on July 31, 1865.  On December 8, 1868,
President Andrew Johnson nominated Dennis for appointment to the grade
of brevet brigadier general of volunteers, to rank from March 13, 1865, and
the United States Senate confirmed the appointment on February 16, 1869.
After the war, Dennis was a lawyer and Internal Revenue Service official.
CDV of Medal of Honor Winner Henry A Dupont 5th US Light Artillery.  "Henry
Algernon du Pont (July 30, 1838 – December 31, 1926) was an American
soldier, businessman, and politician from Delaware. A member of the
illustrious du Pont family, he graduated first in his class from West Point
shortly after the beginning of the American Civil War and served in the U.S.
Army, earning the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Cedar
Creek in October 1864.  After retiring from the Army in 1875, he was
president of the Wilmington and Northern Railroad Company for 20 years,
until 1899. An active member of the Republican Party, he was elected by the
state legislature as a U.S. Senator from Delaware, serving most of two terms
(June 13, 1906 to March 4, 1917)  Du Pont was commissioned a 2nd
Lieutenant of Engineers upon his graduation from West Point on May 6,
1861. Soon after he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in the 5th Regiment, U.
S. Artillery with date of rank of May 14, 1861. He served as a light artillery
officer in the Union Army during the war, initially assigned to the defenses of
Washington and New York Harbor. From July 6, 1861 to March 24, 1864, he
served as regimental adjutant (administrative officer) until he was promoted
to captain. He subsequently became chief of artillery in the Army of West
Virginia.  Du Pont was part of General Philip Sheridan's army in the
Shenandoah Valley of northern Virginia. He received the Medal of Honor for
his handling of a retreat at the Battle of Cedar Creek, allowing Sheridan to
win a victory in the battle. During the war, du Pont received two brevets
(honorary promotions). The first was to the rank of major, dated September
19, 1864, for gallant service in the battles of Opequon and Fisher's Hill. The
second brevet was to the rank of lieutenant colonel, dated October 19, 1864,
for distinguished service at the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia.  After the war,
du Pont continued as a career officer until resigning on March 1, 1875. In the
postwar years, he became a companion of the Military Order of the Loyal
Legion of the United States (MOLLUS), an organization for former officers of
the Union Army and their descendants. Assigned to the U.S. capital, du Pont
was a member of the District of Columbia Commandery, assigned MOLLUS
insignia number 10418."
CDV of Colonel/BBG Asa Peabody Blunt 3rd/6th/12th Vermont Regiments.
Blunt was appointed adjutant of the 3rd Vermont Infantry on June 6, 1861,
and was mustered into federal service on July 16. On September 25, he was
promoted to lieutenant colonel, 6th Vermont Infantry, and then Colonel of the
12th Vermont Infantry on September 19, 1862. On October 27, the 2nd
Vermont Brigade was formed from the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th,
Vermont Infantry regiments, and Blunt assumed temporary command of the
brigade as the ranking colonel, filling this position until December 7, when
Brigadier General Edwin H. Stoughton arrived and assumed command.  
Stoughton was not popular with the officers and men of the brigade, so when
he was captured by Confederate partisan John S. Mosby on March 9, 1863,
few mourned his loss. Colonel Blunt assumed command of the brigade again,
turning it over to the new brigade commander, Brigadier General George J.
Stannard, on April 20.  By the end of June, most of the brigade was waiting to
muster out, their nine months obligation ended. But Robert E. Lee's incursion
into Pennsylvania delayed that for a few weeks, and the brigade finally got to
see some action. Blunt's 12th and the 15th regiments, however, were left
behind in Emmitsburg, Maryland, guarding the supply trains, and were not
able to participate in the brigade's flanking movement that helped stop
Pickett's Charge on July 3 at the Battle of Gettysburg. On July 4, Blunt's
regiment was released to return to Vermont, and he mustered out with the
regiment on July 14, 1863.  Just more than six months later, On February 24,
1864, Blunt was appointed Captain and Assistant Quartermaster of
Volunteers, and was ordered to report to the Commanding General,
Department of Virginia and North Carolina, for duty in the Quartermaster's
Department, which duties he assumed on April 25. He became the Depot
Quartermaster for the Army of the James on May 4, 1864, and served in this
position until late 1865. On March 13, he was rewarded for his meritorious
service at the Battle at Lee's Mills and Savage's Station with a brevet
promotion to brigadier general. He also received brevet ranks of major,
lieutenant colonel and colonel, Quartermaster's Department, on June 9."
CDV of Lt Colonel Clemens Soest of the 29th NYVI German Rifles.  Served
Rare cdv of Colonel Samuel J Crooks of the 22nd NY Cavalry.  Served
3/64-5/65.  Pow Reams Station.  
Ultra-rare early War view as a Major General of Ulysses S Grant
autographed on the front.  Rarely ever seen in this view with no
photographer attribution but from life.  Very Rare.