Lot of 2 stereoviews, each on mount credited to W.H. Tipton, Gettysburg, PA and captioned at lower right below image. Titles include: "903. Maj. Gen. W.S. Hancock and party at copse, (High water mark of Rebellion.)"; "904. Gen. Hancock and party at point where Gen. Hancock was wounded," which includes additional credit to Tipton on verso.
A regular with extensive frontier duty, Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886) received his first star in September 1861 and proceeded to earn accolades in 1862 as a division commander, assuring his second star in November 1862. Hancock won praises at Fredericksburg and executed a textbook defense at Chancellorsville while covering a portion of the army's withdrawal. By Gettysburg, Hancock had assumed leadership of the 2nd Corps and during the next two days--acting as a wing commander--was instrumental in establishing the successful defense along Cemetery Ridge and thwarting Longstreet's flanking maneuver against the Round Tops. On July 3rd, Hancock was severely wounded during the climax of Pickett's Charge and never did fully recover. Gettysburg had many heroes but Hancock's role in the larger perspective of the battle demands recognition.
Even toning to each stereoview. #903 with areas of light, scattered spotting and minor surface abrasion along lower edge of right print. Light corner and edge wear to each mount.
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