Here is a wonderful cabinet card of a Union General from the Battle of Shiloh. This is a cabinet card bearing a bust-length portrait of Brigadier General John Morrow Hedrick (1831-1886) in uniform. It shows the General in his dress uniform and you can clearly see the single star on his shoulder insignia. Morrow was born on December 16th 1831 in Rush County, Indiana. Prior to his military service, John Morrow Hedrick (1831-1886) worked in Iowa as a teacher, farmer, and merchant. He was active in the local militia and was appointed quartermaster 15th Iowa Infantry in 1861. He was quickly promoted to 1st lieutenant with Company D and continued to rise through the ranks as the Civil War progressed. Hedrick was wounded and captured at Shiloh and finally paroled in October of 1862. Two years later, at the Battle of Atlanta, Hedrick sustained serious woulds to his lower extremities. After his convalescence, he was deemed unable to return to field duty and detailed instead for special duty as a member of a general court martial in Washington D.C. until 1866, during which time he heard the case against the Lincoln assassination conspirators. Hedrick's other postwar pursuits were equally public spirited and served to advance his community, with positions including the editor of the Ottumwa Courier; postmaster of Wapello County; supervisor of Internal Revenue for Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Colorado, and the Dakotas; and manager of Ottumwa's streetcar system. He died on October 3rd 1886 and is buried in Ottumwa, Iowa. This card measures 4-1/4th inches by 6-1/2 inches in overall size. This is a beautiful card of a tough Union General.