||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
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. 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
||Tinted large albumen of General Charles Doolittle of Michigan.
"Doolittle was born in Burlington, Vermont, the son of Matthew
Doolittle. He attended school in Montreal, Quebec, and moved to New
York City in 1847, finally settling in Hillsdale, Michigan, where he was
a store clerk. He was commissioned first lieutenant in Company E, 4th
Michigan Infantry on June 20, 1861, and promoted to captain of
Company H on August 20, 1861. His regiment participated in the
Peninsula Campaign, where he was wounded at the Battle of Gaines'
Mill on June 28, 1862. He was promoted to colonel and assumed
command of the 18th Michigan Infantry on August 13, 1862. Doolittle
and his regiment served in the Western Theater for the duration of
the war, with various assignments in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama,
and Georgia. His troops helped defend Athens, Alabama, against
Confederate cavalry under Joseph Wheeler and Decatur, Alabama,
against John Bell Hood. On April 22, 1865, President Andrew
Johnson appointed Doolittle brigadier general of volunteers to rank
from January 27, 1865. President Abraham Lincoln had nominated
Doolittle for the appointment on January 30, 1865 and the U.S.
Senate confirmed the nomination on February 14, 1865 but Lincoln
was unable to make the formal appointment before he was
assassinated. Doolittle was mustered out of the volunteer service
on November 30, 1865. On February 24, 1866, President Johnson
nominated Doolittle for appointment to the brevet grade of major
general of volunteers, to rank from March 13, 1865, and the U.S.
Senate confirmed the appointment on May 4, 1866."
||.Scarce large albumen of Major General Alvin C Gillem. West Point
Class of 1851, Seminole War Veteran and stationed in Texas
preWar. At war's beggining he was a Captain on the staff of George
Thomas and was breveted Major for Spring Mill Ky, then made
Colonel of the 10th Tennessee Vols, and was Provost Marshal of
Nashville in 1862. In overall command of the troops that killed John
Hunt Morgan and Cavalry in Eastern Tn that carried into Sherman's
campaign into North Carolina. Commanded in Mississippi post war
and was involved in the attack on the Modoc Indians at the Lava Beds
in California. 10 by 11 inch's.
||Two extremely important photos from the Civil War of the Sons of Vice
President Hannibal Hamlin from his personal House! Shown are the
two albumens in their original frames of Brigadier General Cyrus
Hamlin and Bvt Brigadier General Charles Hamlin. The Civil War
period albumens are roughly 9 X 12in framed in their original period
frames and were kept by the Hamlin family from the war till earlier this
year when the contents of the House were sold at auction. These
photos were the personal images of the Vice President himself. Cyrus
served as an Aide De Camp on the staff of Fremont, Colonel of the
8th USCT and was made a Brigadier General in 1864 by Lincoln. He
commanded Port Hudson after its Capture by Bank's army. Staying in
New Orleans after the war, he contracted most likely Yellow Fever and
died there in 1867. Charles, shown hear wearing a rare corps badge,
served with the 18th Maine Vols, before transfering to the 1st Maine
HA in 1862, then was transfered to the staff of a General in 1863.
Breveted Brigadier General in 1865. Both photos are in immaculate
condition sealed into their original frames with period backing. Both
Generals are hard to find in mages in general. Provinence from the
auction and their previous ownership will be provided to the
Purchaser. Very rare opportunity to own mementos like these
from the personal collection of a sitting U. S. Vice President,
much less Lincoln's own.
||Album page from a Civil War Collection with CDV sized Albumens of
General John J Hartranft and Edward Ferraro. Also contains a Clip
from Document of Hartranft signed as Bvt Major General. Both were
IX Corps Generals who saw terrific action during the War. Hartranft
being particularly scarce. Hartranft was awarded the Medal of Honor
for Bull Run. Ferraro was heavily involved with the Disaster at the
||Large albumen of General John Franklin Miller of Indiana made by CG
Giers of Nashville, though the imprint is missing. " Governor Oliver P.
Morton commissioned Miller as Colonel of the 29th Indiana Infantry.
After training, the regiment was assigned to Kirk's Brigade in
Alexander M. McCook's division in Buell's Army of the Ohio and
marched to Tennessee. Miller saw action on the second day of the
Battle of Shiloh, as well as during the subsequent Siege of Corinth.
Miller led his regiment through northern Alabama and Tennessee and
pursued Braxton Bragg through Kentucky. Miller commanded a
brigade under James Negley during the Battle of Stones River in late
December 1862. On the second day of the battle, Miller spearheaded
the Federal counterattack across Stones River which repulsed John
C. Breckinridge's Confederate attack. During this charge Miller was
wounded in the neck. During the Tullahoma Campaign, Miller
commanded a brigade under General McCook in the XX Corps. He
was severely wounded, losing his left eye, in a minor fight at Liberty
Gap on June 27, 1863, and was out of action for nearly a year while
he recuperated. Miller was promoted to brigadier general April 10,
1864, retroactive to January 5. In May 1864, he was assigned to
administrative duty as commander of the garrison at Nashville,
Tennessee. He returned to the field in December, commanding a
sizable force of infantry and artillery at the Battle of Nashville. For his
services at that battle, Miller was brevetted as a major general on
March 13, 1865." Mount is missing a corner but albumen in Center is
very Sharp. Inserting in a period frame would take care of that. 11 by
||Unframed Oval albumen from CG Giers photographer in Nashville's
estate of Union General Robert Granger. "Granger was born in Zanesville, Ohio.
He graduated from the United States Military Academy, placing 28th in the class of 1838.
Granger became a first lieutenant of infantry in 1839. He served as an officer in the Seminole
War, and was assistant instructor of tactics at West Point in 1843–44. During the Mexican–
American War, Granger was promoted to captain on September 8, 1847. When the war
ended, he was assigned to a series of posts on the Texas frontier. With the outbreak of the
Civil War and the secession of Texas in early 1861, he was captured with Major Sibley's
command on April 27. He was paroled with the stipulation that he not serve in the field again
until August 1862, when he was formally exchanged. During this period, he was promoted to
major on September 9, 1861, and organized an infantry brigade at Mansfield, Ohio. He was
the commandant of the troops at Louisville, Kentucky. On September 1, 1862, following his
exchange, he was commissioned brigadier general of Kentucky volunteers, and commanded
the Kentucky state troops. He saw action in a series of small engagements—Shepherdsville,
Lebanon Junction, and Lawrenceburg, for which he was brevetted as a colonel in the Regular
Army. He received his commission as brigadier general of U. S. volunteers on October 20,
1862, and commanded a division. In 1863, he returned to administrative duty, commanding
the Districts of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. In early 1864, he superintended the defenses
and organized the depot at Nashville. He was then assigned to the command of the District of
Northern Alabama, and was engaged in the capture of General Roddy's camp, in the
expulsion of Joseph Wheeler from middle Tennessee, and in the defense against Nathan
Bedford Forrest's raid. In October 1864, he defended Decatur, Alabama against John B.
Hood's army, made a sortie on the Confederate siege-works, and received the brevet of
brigadier general in the Regular Army for these services. He commanded in northern
Alabama in 1865 during the occupation. He was brevetted major general in the Regular Army
for his services during the war and was promoted lieutenant colonel on June 12, 1865 and
colonel on August 16, 1871. Granger was placed on the retired list January 1, 1873."
||Large Albumen of Colonel Emory Uptons, one of the Army of the
Potomac's most forward thinking officers. Came up with the idea of
the massed columne of attack used at Spottsylvania CH with such
positive results which led to the capture of most of Allegheny
Johnson's division. Rose to Major General of Volunteers and served
in the Post War army with distinction. Very Rare.
||Oval Portrait of Major J Albert Monroe of the Rhode Island 1st LA.
Served throughout the war eventually rising to command of the II
Corps Artillery under Winfield Scott Hancock. During the Antietam
campaign he commanded the I corps Artillery where his batteries were
heavily engaged during the day. A copy of his battle report
accompanies this image. Rare artillery commander associated with
the famed II Corps during the latter half of the War. Photographer
imprint of Henry Ulke Washington DC.