57

Autographed CDV of Maj. Gen. Daniel Butterfield

With imprint of Gardner/ Washington, ink signed on verso in the general's staccato hand, "Daniel Butterfield/Maj. Genl. Vols."

A pre-war regular, Butterfield was Colonel of the 12th NYSM before being promoted to Brigadier General in September 1861. While serving in the 5th Corps he was wounded at Gaines Mill and was later awarded the Medal of Honor in 1892. Butterfield commanded a division later in 1862 and was appointed Major General in November.

At Gettysburg, Butterfield was Meade's Chief of Staff and was severely wounded by a fragment from an artillery shell on July 3. Subsequently, he and Meade feuded over the intent of Meade's deployment order on July 1 that caused him to request a transfer to the western theater. Butterfield is probably better known for Taps and the system of corps badges he designed.

Condition:CDV VG, slightly soiled with soft corners.

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$323
06/11/2010

 

Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us