Lot of 8 CDVs of Union Generals who fought in the Battle of Gettysburg. Notably includes a seated portrait of General Alexander S. Webb (1835-1911) in uniform holding his kepi hat. Mathew Brady: New York, NY, n.d., likely taken during the same sitting as a known portrait produced by Brady on August 1, 1864. This pose, with no other copies found, shows Webb seated and holding his hat in the same manner but looking directly at the camera, rather than in profile. Webb was given command of the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps three days before the Battle of Gettysburg. During the Battle, Webb played a pivotal role and repulsed the Confederate forces at Cemetery Hill, defended against Pickett's Charge, and would receive the Medal of Honor for his "personal gallantry" during the Battle.
CDVs of other generals are credited to Brady/Anthony unless otherwise noted. Subjects include a vignette portrait of Oliver Otis Howard (1830-1909) in uniform with a revenue stamp on verso; a standing studio portrait of Alexander Hays (1819-1864, KIA Battle of the Wilderness) in uniform; a vignette portrait of John Newton (1823-1895) in uniform. R.W. Addis/McClees Gallery: Washington, DC; a vignette profile portrait of Daniel Adams Butterfield (1831-1901) in uniform. Addis/McClees Gallery; a seated studio portrait of German-born Carl Schurz (1829-1906) in civilian clothing; a vignette portrait of Henry Warner Slocum (1827-1894) in civilian clothing. C.D. Fredricks & Co.; and a vignette profile portrait of Romeyn B. Ayers (1825-1888) in uniform. Brady.
Some spotting and soiling.
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