Scarce cdv of Amiel Whipple III Corps Division Commander killed at Chancellorsville by a Confederate Sharp Shooter. Backmark by Addis Wa. On McDowell’s staff at Bull Run, chief Topographical engineer to McClellan in the Army of the Potomac, division commander III Corps Fredericksburg. Rarely seen. Trimmed at top.
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.
Scarce Brady CDV of Union General Alfred Gibbs. Fought in the Mexican War where he was wounded twice and again wounded by Apache’s in 1857 in the pre War actions against Indians out West. He commanded the 1st New York Dragoons and saw action at Suffolk Va, converted to Cavalry he fought in the Overland campaign and the valley campaign 1864 under Sheridan and commanded Brigade’s, and a Division for awhile.
Brady CDV of Bvt Brigadier Sylvester Churchill of Vermont. Enlisted in the US Artillery during the war of 1812 he rose in the US army and was breveted Brigadier General for actions taken at the Battle of Buena Vista in the Mexican War. At the outset of the Civil War he was Inspector General of the US Army but was forced to resign for health in Dec of 1861, passing away the next year. He is a distant relative of the famous Winston Churchill and even shows a familial likeness of him. Scarce.
CDV of General Charles L Fitzhugh. “Fitzhugh was appointed to the United States Military Academy in 1859, but left in September 1861 before finishing to join the Union war effort. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the 4th United States Regular Artillery in October 1861, and served as an Aide-de-Camp to major general Don Carlos Buell during the April 1862 Shiloh Campaign. Fitzhugh then led the 4th Regular Artillery’s Battery C, commanding it in all the Army of the Potomac’s 1864 battles and campaigns in Virginia. On December 24, 1864, he was commissioned a Colonel of Volunteers, and was given command of the 6th
New York Volunteer Cavalry. His direct role with the unit, though, was nominal; he was promoted specifically to command the 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division of Major General Philip Sheridan’s Army of the Shenandoah. He led the brigade through to the end of the war, and briefly was in charge of the 2nd New York Provisional Cavalry (a “holding” unit for soldiers awaiting muster out) before being mustered out the volunteer service himself. On March 13, 1865, he was brevetted Brigadier General,
“William Sooy Smith (July 22, 1830 – March 4, 1916) was a West Point graduate and career United States Army officer who rose through the ranks to become a major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
In civilian life, he was a renowned engineer involved in bridge construction that included the building of the first large all steel bridge in the world. In 1861 at the outbreak of the Civil War, Smith joined the 13th Ohio Infantry, and by June he was commissioned as its colonel. After serving in western Virginia, he was promoted to brigadier general (volunteers) in April 1862 during the Battle of Shiloh. Smith participated in the Vicksburg campaign, commanding the XVI Corps’ first division. On January 27, 1864, during Union attacks on Meridian, Mississippi, Smith was given the command of General Hurlbut’s force of 7,000 cavalry along
with the 2,500 that was already under his command. Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, however, defeated these forces on February 22, 1864 in the Battle of Okolona. Smith, having disobeyed orders from Sherman, was forced to fight this eleven- mile running battle before retreating across the state line into Tennessee on February 26, where he was criticized for putting Sherman’s Meridian Expedition in danger. Afterwards, he served as chief of cavalry in both the Department of Tennessee and the Military Division of Mississippi, under Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman. He resigned from the Army in July 1864 due to rheumatoid arthritis.” Photographer is Upson Buffalo. Very Rare.