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Autographed CDV of Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks

Published by Anthony after Brady, ink signed beneath portrait with an inscription on verso that reads, "S.N. Paramlee, /with respects of/N.P. Banks/Oct. 24 1867."

A self-made politician of modest origins and little education, Banks epitomized the American Volunteer General promoted well beyond his ability. Banks secured Baltimore following the riots and was perceived to have opened the lines of communication with the beleaguered Capital. Henceforward, Banks failed in every assignment he was given. He was ejected from the Valley in 1862 and summarily defeated by "Stonewall" at Cedar Mountain. Transferred west, Banks oversaw the costly assaults at Port Hudson and was the architect of the disastrous Red River campaign. He received the thanks of Congress and was mustered out in August 1865. Banks was then elected to the first of six terms in Congress and died in 1894.

Condition:Carte is VG+ with slightly dented corners.

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$411
06/11/2010

 

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