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Generals at a younger age

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

  1. Podad

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    TRR Cobb.jpg TRR Cobb House.jpg Brigadier General T. R. R. Cobb who was killed at Fredricksburg. So he died as a young man. The other image is of his home in Athens, Ga that has been restored.
     
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    General Joseph Wheeler as a West Point Cadet. I like this picture; his hair isn't perfect!
     
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    George Meade, Jr., that is. Not the general, but his son.
     
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    George Gordon Meade as a captain of topographical engineers, mid-1850's. meade.gif
     
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    A young Lieutenant Samuel B. Maxey of the 7th U.S. Infantry, taken in 1846 in New Orleans while en route to Mexico. Found it on pinterest.

    Major General Maxey served in the Confederate army in the west, leading a division in the Trans-Mississippi and commanding the District of the Indian Territory. He later became a Senator of Texas.
     
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    Carter L. Stevenson, pre-war. Switching sides he took a command in Virginia and later led a division in the west.
     
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    And the next one, Lt. James Cantey. The captain joined the CSA, served in the east and later commanded a brigade as Brigadier in the west. Found here at the LOC.
     
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    Those two jacksons are not the same the ears are different. If you said that with in the 12 pages, i am with you. The eyes are different too.
     
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    I was actually looking for a post war picture of Meade the other day but couldn't find one. I assume possibly due to the fact that he didn't live a whole lot longer after the war ended?
     
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    There are a few. Let me see if I can track one down for you.
     
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    did you look in the older generals thread ?
     
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    Yeah, I was actually looking to post one there and couldn't find one haha. Started thinking about it and was like "hmmm come to think of it, I've never seen a post war image of him."
     
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    Daguerreotype portrait of Benjamin Butler with dog, c. 1840's:

    dag benjamin butler and dog 1840's.jpg

    By Lorenzo G. Chase. Source.
     
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    I thought you were going to say you couldn't find early photos of Meade cause he didn't live a whole lot prior to the civil war...
     
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    Come on George, live a little!
     
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    But then he can button grants uniform, pick lint wile he explains that general so and so's name is so and so, not so and so, and thats just his way of talking.
     
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    Lt. Adolphus Heiman (1809-1862), Bvt. Major and Adjutant of the 1st Tennesse Volunteers in Mexico, 1846 or 47.

    Heiman, a Prussian-born architect, joined the CSA and became Colonel of the 10th Tennessee Infantry. The namesake of Fort Heiman (Kentucky) commanded a brigade at Fort Donelson and was made a POW, dying after being released due to illness. There seem to be hints, though no substantiated evidence, for a promotion to Brigadier General.

    Found on pinterest.
     
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    Another pinterest find; George Washington Custis Lee as a cadet at West Point (1st in the class of 1854).

    The later CSA Major General was the son of Robert E. Lee; who had been Superintendent of the USMA while his son was there (that is for the last two years).
     
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    And the next one, going to the Navy for once. Midshipman Stephen P. Quackenbush, most likely during the 1840s.

    Quackenbush was a career officer who commanded a number of ships during the ACW, mostly stationed off the Carolinas. He also commanded the USS Patapsco when the Confederates sank it with a mine or torpedo in 65. Promoted after the war; he retired as a Rear Admiral in 1885.
     
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    William W. Loring in the 1850s. He became a Major General twice ... first in the CSA and later in Egypt.
     

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