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Sharp Vannerson and Jones view of the famed George Pickett.
Rare view of Union Spy Pauline Cushman taken in Cincinnati Oh.
Brady view of Thomas Ransom who died from the effects of 4 wounds during
the War.  
CDV of Colonel Louis Francine 7th New Jersey Vols killed at Gettysburg.  
CDV of General William Lyttle Killed at Chickamauga.  Famed US Poet
prewar.  By Carpenter 18th Army Corps.
Another view of Lyttle by Morse's Gallery of the Cumberland
CDV of Grenville Dodge by Taylor & Seavy Army of the Tennessee.
CDV of Colonel and BBG George P Foster of the 4th Vt. Vols.  Served
9/61-7/65 rising from Captain to Lt Colonel and BBG.  WIA in the
Wilderness.  Great VI Corps Badge, backmark of Burlington Vt.
  CDV of Surgeon Alden B Skinner of the 25th Connecticut Vols.  Enlisted
11/11/62 and died of Malaria at Baton Rouge on 3/30/63.  Backmark of
Prescott & Gage Hartford Ct.
Another image from the estate of Giers, Oval Albumen of Union General
Lovell Rousseau.
 "As the Civil War was becoming more and more likely, Rousseau decided in
favor of maintaining state government in Kentucky and helped keep it from seceding from the Union.
He resigned from his seat in the senate in June 1861 and applied for a commission to raise volunteers.
Against the opposition of many prominent figures in Kentucky, he succeeded in raising two regiments
composed entirely of Kentuckians at Camp Joe Holt, across the Ohio River from Louisville in
Jeffersonville, Indiana. They were known as the Louisville Legion. With the help of a battalion of the
Louisville Home Guard, the regiments saved Louisville from being captured by Confederate troops. He
was appointed colonel of the 5th Kentucky Volunteer Regiment in September 1861 and was later
promoted to brigadier general of Volunteers attached to the army of General Ormsby M. Mitchel. Later,
Rousseau was once again promoted to major general of Volunteers. He served valiantly at the Battles
of Shiloh, Stones River, Chickamauga, during the Tullahoma Campaign and movements around
Chattanooga, Tennessee. Although from November 1863 until his resignation in November 1865,
Rousseau had command of Nashville, Tennessee, he had also, on Sherman's orders, carried out a very
successful raid on the Montgomery and West Point Railroad in July 1864."
Albumen of General Gordon Granger by Giers.  "When the Civil War started, Granger
was on sick leave. He was temporarily assigned to the staff of General George B. McClellan in Ohio.
After recovering, he transferred back to the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen where he was promoted to
captain in May 1861. As an adjutant of General Samuel D. Sturgis he saw action at the Battle of Dug
Springs and observed the Union defeat at Wilson's Creek in August 1861 in Missouri, serving as a staff
officer to General Nathaniel Lyon.  Granger was cited for gallantry at Wilson's Creek, became a brevet
major and was made a commander of the St. Louis Arsenal.  In November 1861, Granger assumed
command of the 2nd Michigan Cavalry Regiment at Benton Barracks in St. Louis, becoming a colonel
of volunteers. One of the Union veterans wrote in a memoir that Granger's "military genius soon
asserted itself by many severe lessons to the volunteer officers and men of this regiment. He brought
them up to the full standard of regulars within a period of three months," and "though a gruff appearing
man, had succeeded in winning the respect of his regiment by his strict attention to all the details of
making a well disciplined body of soldiers out of a mass of awkward men from every walk of life."  In
February 1862, on the orders of General John Pope, the 2nd Michigan proceeded from St. Louis to
Commerce, Missouri, where Pope assembled near 20,000 Union troops for an advance on New Madrid,
Missouri. Granger assumed command over the Third Cavalry Brigade consisting of the 2nd and the 3rd
Michigan cavalry regiments. After the 7th Illinois joined the brigade, it was reorganized into a cavalry
On March 26, 1862, Granger was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers and commanded the
Cavalry Division, Army of the Mississippi during the Battle of New Madrid and the Siege of Corinth. He
was promoted to major general of volunteers on September 17, 1862, and took command of the Army
of Kentucky. He conducted cavalry operations in central Tennessee before his command was merged
into the Army of the Cumberland, becoming the Reserve Corps.  Granger is most famous for his actions
commanding the Reserve Corps at the Battle of Chickamauga. There on September 20, 1863, the
second day of the battle, he reinforced, without orders, Major General George H. Thomas' XIV Corps on
Snodgrass Hill by ordering James B. Steedman to send two brigades under his command to help
Thomas.[6] This action staved off the Confederate attackers until dark, permitting the Federal forces to
retreat in good order and thus helping Thomas to earn the sobriquet "Rock of Chickamauga".   After the
battle, Granger wrote in his report, "being well convinced, judging from the sound of battle, that the
enemy were pushing him [Thomas], and fearing that would not be able to resist their combined attack,
I determined to go to his assistance at once."