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Generals at a younger age

Discussion in 'Period Civil War Photos & Examinations' started by AUG351, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Northern Light

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    A very handsome young man. Perhaps someone could clean this up @Mike Serpa ?:smile coffee:
     

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  3. Mike Serpa

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    No. This one is beyond my abilities.
     
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    And another pinterest gem from West Point, this time we have Gouverneur K. Warren (class of 1850).
     
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    There is another picture of Wallace, dated around 1853.

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  6. Northern Light

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    Oh, dear! it is such a nice picture.
     
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    what great photos. Thanks for sharing all those.
     
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    Surprised this one hasn't been added yet... totally forgot about it.

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    Daguerreotype portrait of (later Brigadier General) Lewis Henry Little, circa late 1840s. He would have been around 30 or so years old here. According to the seller, behind the image is a note that reads "This Dag is from the Estate of Pitcairn Morrison, General Mexican War period. Son-in-Law Married to daughter of General Morrison". Source

    A West Point graduate, Little served in the Mexican War and was promoted to captain in the regular army. He resigned his commission in May 1861 and entered Confederate service. Little was soon after promoted to colonel and served as assistant adjutant general on Gen. Sterling Price's staff in the Missouri State Guard. He was later given command of the 1st Missouri Brigade in early 1862 and, as a professional officer, whipped it into shape. Little was largely responsible for the brigade's reputation for being exceptionally well-drilled and disciplined. He led them ably at Pea Ridge, was thereafter promoted to brigadier general and later assumed command of Price's Division. In the battle of Iuka, MS, Sept. 19, 1862, while mounted on his horse beside Gen. Price, Little was struck in the head by a stray bullet and was killed instantly. Father John Bannon, chaplain of the 1st Missouri Brigade and good friends with Little, escorted his body to Price's headquarters where he was buried. Little was later reentered at Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore.
     
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    According to a story about him I read long ago, probably in Civil War Times, when he learned of Little's death Price was devastated, moaning "Little, Little, my only Little!" I think it's not too much to say that neither Price nor the division was ever the same or really very good afterward.
     
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    Well maybe not Price, but the 1st Missouri Brigade still remained true throughout the rest of the war. Even with Little gone the Missouri Brigade still had Francis M. Cockrell and Elijah Gates - two exceptional officers - along with a host of other talented company and field grade officers. Just a couple weeks later at Corinth they single-handedly stormed over Battery Powell, captured a couple dozen artillery pieces and just about sent Rosecrans reeling in retreat for a moment.
     
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    Captain Alexander W. Reynolds, either between 1847 and 1855 or between 1858 and 1861 (found on wikipedia).

    The West Point graduate (Class of 1838) was dismissed from the U.S. army in 1855 when money went missing but was restored three years later after he was found to be innocent. However in 1861 he became AWOL, joined the CSA and served as a Brigadier General in the west. After the war he became a Colonel in the army of the Khedive of Egypt, serving on their general staff.

    EDIT: Also have a picture of him a little older in the sister thread.
     
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    And as we are at those (just found on wiki) - here we have a ... young ... John H. Winder. As he was made a Captain in 1842 this youngling is at least 42 years old.

    Winder joined the CSA, held a number of staff appointments and commands in and around Richmond and is most infamous as head of the Bureau of Prison Camps. Luckily for him he had a heart attack and died shortly before the war ended.
     
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    So that's what he looks like! I was just reading about him last night, a little surprised at how much he trusted Elizabeth Van Lew when he let her visit Union prisoners. I find myself wondering how she managed that.
     
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    Once again thank you for the pictures they're fun to look at.
     
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    Another one that is only eligible by brevet ... Rufus Dawes, later Lt. Col. (and Bvt. Brig. Gen.) of the famous 6th Wisconsin Infantry, as a college student in 1859. Found it on civilwar.org.
     
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    Just found this pictures of William R. Boggs (1829-1911) on pinterest; the first as Lieutenant between 1853 and 1861, the second as 1st Lieutenant from 1856 or newer.

    Boggs graduated from West Point in 1853 and participated in the Cortina Troubles. The ordnance officer joined the CSA, served as Chief Engineer for the State of Georgia, for Bragg in Florida and for E. Kirby Smith. The later made him his Chief of Staff and successfully requested his promotion to Brigadier General. Boggs resigned after a dispute with Smith, briefly went to Mexico, planning to fight for Juarez, and returned in time for the surrender.

    Also covered in the old age sister thread.
     
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    tthose are some wonderful pictures thank you..
     
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    Found on pinterest (and the LoC), with very little time between we have John D. Barry; here as a Captain in the 18th North Carolina Infantry in 1861 or 1862.

    John D. Barry (1839-1867) ordered the firing on the party that included Gen. Thomas J. Jackson at Chancellorsville, mortally wounding the later. In 1863 he became Colonel of the regiment and in the next year was made a Brigadier General to command Lane's Brigade. However the promotion was made temporary and cancelled after he was disabled at the Battle of Deep Bottom.
     
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    Just for the records, they all were in the class of 1852, but Sheridan was suspended (for fighting and threatening to kill a fellow cadet) and thus graduated a year later ... being the reason why two are shown as Lieutenants and Sheridan still as cadet. While both he and Crook became famous generals Nugen died from illness in 1857 while stationed in the Washington Territory.
     
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    Another pinterest find.

    Richard Delafield; later Brigadier, Bvt. Maj. Gen. and Chief of Engineers. Said to be during the 1840s, so as Major.
     
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    I am sure you are right but I always thought that was P. G. T. Beauregard
     

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