MAJOR GENERAL ARTHUR C. DUCAT - PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED 1862 - HFSID 177229
Sale Price $595.00
ARTHUR C. DUCAT. Photograph Mount signed: "Arthur C Ducat/1862". B/w with brown hue, 2½x4½ overall, image 2¼x3¾ (two surfaces). Irish-born Arthur C. Ducat (1830-1896) joined the Union Army as a Second Lieutenant in May 1861. He received two promotions that year (to Captain in August and Major in September). Ducat, who was a Lieutenant Colonel in 1862, the year this photograph was dated, was promoted to Brigadier General in February 1864. Ducat, who served as Assistant Inspector General of the Union Army, was also a witness for General Philip H. Sheridan in the inquiry into Sheridan's ride at Chickamauga (September 20, 1863). After the war, Ducat lived on his 800-acre Lindenwald Estate in Downers Grove, Illinois. His son, Arthur C. Ducat, Jr., a graduate of West Point, served in the Spanish-American War and WWI and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Slightly soiled at blank margins and on verso. Fine condition.
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