MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM S. "OLD ROSY" ROSECRANS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 270012
GENERAL WILLIAM STARKE ROSECRANS Signed sepia-toned 2¼x4 carte-de-visite photo of American Civil War General William Starke Rosecrans in uniform and overcoat Photograph signed: "W.S. Rosecrans/Majr Genl". B/w with brown hue, 2¼x4 overall, image 2x3½ (two surfaces).
Sale Price $2,000.00
GENERAL WILLIAM STARKE ROSECRANS
Signed sepia-toned 2¼x4 carte-de-visite photo of American Civil War General William Starke Rosecrans in uniform and overcoat
Photograph signed: "W.S. Rosecrans/Majr Genl". B/w with brown hue, 2¼x4 overall, image 2x3½ (two surfaces). Carte-de-visite portrait by E.&H.T. Anthony, New York, from a photographic negative by Mathew Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Philadelphia (imprint on verso). A successful Union General in the Civil War, Rosecrans (1819-1898) graduated West Point in 1842 and entered the Army Corps of Engineers. He left the Army in 1854 and worked as a civil engineer and architect, but volunteered for duty when the Civil War broke out. Rosecrans was commissioned a Brigadier General in June 1861 and became Commander for Western Virginia. His first victory, at Rich Mountain in July 1861, helped create the state of West Virginia. Rosecrans' skills in fortifications, troop movement and supply lines led to success in 1862, but in September 1863 he met defeat at Chickamauga. Rosecrans, popular with troops and fondly called "Old Rosy", was relieved of command after Chickamauga, and he resigned from the Army in March 1867. His engineering expertise led to a post as Minister to Mexico. Rosecrans later served as U.S. Congressman from California (1881-1885) and Registrar of the U.S. Treasury (1885-1893). Minor scratch at upper margin. Minor surface stains (not evident head on). Lightly soiled at lower margin and on verso. Fine condition.
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