Lot of 2 composite CDVs.
CDV featuring oval portrait of Major General Francis J. Herron (1837-1902) at center surrounded by oval quarter-length portraits of ten members of his staff, including Lieutenant W.H. Gladwin, W.H. Clark, Capt. Charles H. Steens, Captain E.E. Stockton, and Surgeon O.M. Humphreys. Theodore Lilienthal: New Orleans, LA, March 6, 1865. Lilienthal's copyright on mount below image and imprint on verso. Herron was awarded CMOH in 1892 for "extraordinary heroism" at Pea Ridge; elevated to divisional command and critical to the Union victory at Wilson's Creek; later commanded the 13th Corps. Toning to image and mount, some soiling. Corner/edge wear to mount.
CDV featuring Major General Andrew Jackson Smith (1815-1897) at center surrounded by oval quarter-length portraits of ten members of his staff, including Major John Hough, Captain Ross Wilkinson, Captain J.A. Sexton, Captain George W. Baker, and Major Lyon. Moses & Piffet: New Orleans, LA, ca 1864. Two-cent revenue stamp on verso, initialed in ink, "M & P." Smith was a pre-war Indian fighter who rose to command the 16th Corps and fought throughout the South with solid leadership during the Civil War. Toning to image. Corner/edge wear to mount, including light creases in top right and left corners of mount.
Provenance:Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography
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