CDV of Colonel/BBG Henry Sturgis Russell, 2nd and 5th Mass Cavalry.  WIA &
Brady view of Lt Colonel Thomas F Morris 17th NYVI, later Colonel 93rd NYVI and
family early in the War.  
Scarce Flag of the 14th New Hamshire Vols.  
Unusual Union Officer cdv with the backmark of Kuhn's Atlanta Ga.  Rarely do you
see Union photographs from this location.  
View of the Command structure of the 1st Massachusetts infantry headed up by
Colonel Napoleon B McLaughlin by Seaver Boston.
Scarce cdv of Sgt Boston Corbett 16th NY Cavalry who killed Booth in Virginia
while he was trying to escape.  
Future Major James H Coleman 102nd Pa Vols, would be killed at Cedar Creek Va
in 1864.  Scarce Officer.
Wonderful Musician CDV signed as Peter Caudra Musician Co. D 4th USVV
Alliance Oh.  Backmark by Walker's of Colombus OH.  Can't find him in the
database so most likely I am not reading the name right.  Dated in period ink
August 1865 with a Revenue stamp.  One of Hancock's VV who were men injured
or wounded in their previous regiments who still wanted to serve the cause.  Great
image. (4/14)
Group shot of officers taken in the street.  Solders and a Black Mammy stand on
the porch to their left.  No id, but fascinating image. Speculation is they are court
martial group in Chattanooga.
CDV of Capt William Syring of NY, served with the 20th NYVI 5/61-11/61, 45th
NYVI 9/62-6/65 and lastly the 58th NYVI 6/65-10/65.  Rose from Lt to Captain.  
POW Gettysburg 7/1/65, confined Macon and Colombia SC, was releated 6/65.
Previously framed Patriotic ensemble of three carte de visites of which one is a
Union Drummer boy, with possibly a second one also, though he has no drum
(right).  Young girl cdv on top.  All mounted underneath the patriotic picture on top.
Rare cdv of Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General Abel Straight of Indiana.  
Colonel of the 51st Indiana of the Army off the Cumberland.
 "In 1863, he proposed a
plan to Brig. Gen. James A. Garfield (chief of staff of the Army of the Cumberland) that he be
allowed to raise a force to make to raid deeply into the South. His proposal was to disrupt of the
Western & Atlantic Railroad from Chattanooga to Atlanta, which carried supplies to the
Confederate Army of Tennessee. The Union Army's commander, William S. Rosecrans, gave
him permission.  Union forces from Streight's own 51st Indiana, 73rd Indiana Infantry, 80th
Illinois Infantry, and 3rd Ohio Infantry regiments were placed under Streight's command. This
force encompassed approximately 1,700 troops. The original intent was to have this force
mounted suitably for fast travel and attacks; however, due largely to wartime shortages,
Streight's brigade were equipped with mules. This obvious disadvantage, combined with
Streight's own inexperience, was to prove disastrous.  Route of Streight's Raid in 1863Steight
led this force to Nashville, departed Tuscumbia, Alabama, on April 26, 1863, and then to
Eastport, Mississippi. From there he decided to push to the southeast, initially screened by
another Union force commanded by Brig. Gen. Grenville Dodge. On April 30, Streight's brigade
arrived at Sand Mountain, where he was intercepted by a Confederate cavalry force under Brig.
Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and harassed for several days. Eventually, Streight's force was
routed at the Battle of Day's Gap and Streight himself was captured and taken to Libby Prison
as a prisoner of war.  After ten months of incarceration, Streight and 107 other soldiers escaped
from prison by tunnelling from their barracks to freedom. Eventually, Streight was able to cross
through enemy territory and, on his return, gave a debriefing report to his Union commanders.  
Eventually Streight was restored to active duty being placed in command of the 1st Brigade, 3rd
Division, IV Corps. He participated in the battles of Franklin and Nashville. Streight was given a
brevet promotion to brigadier general in the volunteer army dated March 13, 1865. He resigned
from the army on March 16, 1865.".  
Backmark by Morse's Army of the Cumberland
Gallery Nashville Tn.  
CDV and autographed album page of Colonel William P Wrainwright of the 29th
and 76th NYVI infantry.  WIA South Mtn during the Antietam campaign,  BBG.
Scarce CDV of Medal of Honor winning Bvt Brigadier General Martin T McMahon
of the Union  VI Corps and Sedgwick's staff.  Enlisted as Captain and served on
the VI Cors throughout the War and was with Sedgwick when he was killed.  Won
the MOH for burning the Union Supply Train at White Oak Swamp which was the
subject of one of Brady's early War Gallery Card's preventing it from falling into
the hands of the Confederates after McClellan retreated precipitously from the
battlefield.  Earned Brevet ranks in the Volunteer army up to Major General for his
invaluable service.  Backmark by Addis Washington DC.  Served in NY Politics
after the war and was Minister to Paraguay. (9/13)
Important Early War photo of the Staff of the famed 69th New York Militia before
Bull Run in 1861.  Shown are future Generals Michael Corcoran and Patrick
Nugent among other officers.  The 69th would go on to form the Core of the future
Irish Brigade fighting in many important battles with the Army of the Potomac.  
Corcoran would go on to be captured at Bull Run spending a lot of time in Libby
Prison and would die in a horse accident in 1863.  Great shot of New York Fenians.
Colonel Paul Frank .5th NY Zouaves and 52nd NYVI. "The 52nd Infantry was
mustered into the United States service on October 25, 1861, with Col. Paul
Frank, formerly of the Sigel Rifles, commanding. His was mainly a German
organization, being formed by the consolidation of two skeleton regiments, the
German Rangers and Sigel Rifles, both of which were recruited in New York City.  
While in immediate reserve near the Sunken Road Col. Frank saw two enemy
regiments on his Brigade's right flank and led the 52nd, with the 2nd Delaware, on
an attack that pushed the enemy back. The 7th New York, another German
Regiment, supported the left of the 52nd.  He was at Fredericksburg (Dec 1862)
and Chancellorsville (May 1863), where he was wounded. He returned to the
Regiment shortly after Gettysburg in July 1863. By the battle at Bristoe Station in
October 1863, Col Frank was in command of the Brigade.  At Spotsylvania on 9
May 1864 his officers complained to Gen Barlow that Col. Frank was too drunk to
command. Later that day, he was relieved for drunkenness by Gen Hancock, and
command of the brigade was given to Col Brown, 145th PA.  He was honorably
mustered out of the service 28 October 1864.
CDV of Bvt Brigadier General James Stewart Jr of New Jersey.  Rose from Captain
to Colonel of the 9th NJ Vols during the War and was Breveted BG in 1865.  The
regiment saw service in North Carolina and Virginia fighting at Roanoke Island,
New Bern, Fredericksburg, Kinston, Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor and Petersburg
finishing the War up in North Carolina.  Backmark by Jordan NY.
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