Lot of four CDVs featuring Daniel Sickles, including a seated example in which he is in full uniform. Charles D. Fredricks & Co.: New York, NY; another seated example in which Sickles wears civilian clothing. E & H.T. Anthony: New York, NY; vignetted bust portrait of Sickles in uniform. Uncredited; and a full standing pose featuring Sickles in full uniform including gloves, belt plate, and sword. Brady: New York, NY. With paper label affixed to verso featuring ink identification.
Daniel Edgar Sickles (1825-1914) was a controversial and colorful politician, a Union general in the Civil War, and a diplomat. He was the first to successfully use a plea of "temporary aberration of mind" to win acquittal on charges of murder. He shot Philip Barton Key (February 1859), son of Francis Scott Key, because of attentions Key was paying to Mrs. Sickles. He also was instrumental in securing Central Park for New York in 1852. At the onset of the Civil War, Sickles raised the Excelsior Brigade, and rose through the Union ranks to commander of the 3rd Corps, until he lost half his troops and his right leg at Gettysburg, and subsequently his command.
CDVs with some surface soil and wear to edges and corners. Fredericks & Co. example with clipped, rounded corners and some spotting and abrasions to verso. Paper label adhered to verso of Brady carte, clipped and with ink inscriptions including identification and photographer information.
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