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Original Civil War Era Carte-de-Visite Images of Union Generals
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Nice CDV Image of Union General Henry W. Halleck of New York
Item #: v7852
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This is an authentic CDV image of Union General Henry Wager Halleck (1815-1872). Halleck was born in New York and graduated third in his West point class of 1839. Because of a recommendation from Winfield Scott Halleck was made a Major General in the Regular army from August of 1861.Halleck won praise early on because of the Union victories of his Generals at Fort Henry & Donelson and then Island #10 and Shiloh. After his loss at Corinth he was called to Washington by Lincoln. He spent the rest of the war mainly doing work of raising men and material. It is a nice clear CDV of the general in his uniform. Along the bottom of the image it has his name and the 1861 date. These CDV images were an important part of history from the Civil War era. It was the first practical way to bring images of a famous personality home to the regular people. The people wanted to be able to put a face with the names they read about in the newspapers. You could order through newspaper ads or at local photography studios, several images of famous personalities for a reasonable amount. The CDV images were made by applying a thin paper photo image of the famous person of the day to a heavier paper card. This made the image more durable and easier to display and also added uniformity to the size. The overall size of a CDV image is approximately 2.5 inches by 4 inches in size. On the back of the card it has the photographer mark of the Appleton Company in New York. It is a fine original CDV that will make a solid addition to any Civil War collection.


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$185.00 USD

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