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Union Generals, Army of the Gulf, Five Civil War CDVs

Common views of the high profile Sheridan, McClellan, and Banks with two Brady views of lesser known Army of the Gulf officers, Major Generals Christopher C. Auger and William H. Emory, both Military Academy graduates. Auger was a frontier regular who commanded a division under Banks at Cedar Mountain where he was severely wounded. During operations against Port Hudson, Auger served as second in command and later took over the Washington Defenses and led the 22nd Corps. General Auger received three brevet awards at the end of the war and served in the army until he retired in July 1885 as a brigadier general. Emory won two brevets during the Mexican War while serving with the elite Topographical Engineers and by the eve of the Civil War had advanced to lieutenant colonel, 3rd US Cavalry. During the war Emory led a division under Banks and later commanded the 19th Corps during the Red River Campaign and in the Shenandoah under Sheridan. Emory received four brevets for wartime service and retired in 1876 as a brigadier general.

Provenance:The Ed Steers Lincolniana & Civil War Collection

Condition:CDVs uniformly VG., clean with only minor edge wear.

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$323
06/21/2012

 

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