Union General Daniel Sickles and Staff Stereoview

Stereoview with applied paper label on verso bearing printed title, "No. 1757. Maj. Gen. Dan'l. E. Sickles and Staff." Published by E. & H.T. Anthony, New York. With three cent internal revenue stamp on verso.

Sickles (1825-1914) was a controversial and colorful politician, a Union general in the Civil War, and 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.


Some scattered spotting on image. Light corner/edge wear to mount. 

Estimate: $200 - $400
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