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Generals at a younger age

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

  1. GELongstreet

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    Class of 1838, and still he was full 11 years younger than Lee and Johston, who also was with them and the engineers in Mexico.
     
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    As I was just speaking of Lew Wallace, found one on pinterest saying to depict him and his son Henry Lane Wallace (born 1853).

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    That's very good - it was especially difficult to get focused photos of children due to the long exposure times!
     
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    Cropped from this picture I have W. Dorsey Pender (1834-1863), later a Confederate Major General who was mortally wounded at Gettysburg. Here he should be a Lieutenant sometime betweeen 1854 and 1861.
     
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    His classmates at West Point thought he looked like George Washington. Yep, he kind of does!!
     
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    More like Winfield Scott to me!
     
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    Yes! It's those blazing eyes.
     
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    I was WRONG! Yes, he did have that hideous beard -- only briefly, thank goodness. According to Brooks Simpson's book, Julia came down to visit him at Cairo in the early days of the war, was appalled by the beard, and Grant had a neatly trimmed, short beard from then on.
     
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    I wish I had a way to reproduce it; I can't scan it because I had it framed! For $1 at a flea market I bought what I'm sure is an 1862 hand-colored woodcut lithograph of a mounted Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant that was printed in New York and looks NOTHING like him, partly because of the long beard. It likely dates from right after the fall of Ft. Donelson when nobody knew what Grant looked like and had nothing to go by but the woodcut that had just appeared on the cover of Harper's Weekly which was based on that Cairo photograph.
     
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    In a special case I have Alfred Iverson Jr. (1829-1911). For whatever reason the second of the pictures is the better-known that is usually thought of while people don´t realize that he was just 32 years old when the war began. I have no specific dates for them (both from pinterest). The son of a senator who had been directly commissioned and served in Mexico commanded the 20th North Carolina Infantry. He famously led a brigade at Gettysburg in an apparently less than stellar performance and then was relieved by Lee. Transferred down south to Georgia he later commanded a cavalry brigade.
     
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    There's a kind off 'dreamy', 'in love' quality to this photo, too, I think. I've never seen this one before, so thanks for sharing @KansasFreestater
     
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    And another naval pinterest special candidate.

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    Stephen B. Luce (1827-1917), here as Midshipman during the Mexican-American War. During the civil war he tought at the Naval Academy and commanded several gunboats. He´d eventually become the first president of the Naval War College, serve until 1889 and retire as Rear Admiral.
     

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