The Generals of the United States Army, Carte de Visite of General George B. McClellan and others (c. 1862)


Little Napoleon and His Lieutenants

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This carte de visite called The Generals of the United States Army, illustrates the officers who were highly regarded during George B. McClellan’s command of the armies during 1861-1862.

Back mark reads “Cartes de Visite (device) D. Appleton & Co. / 443 & 445 B’way / New York / A. A. Turner / Photographer. McClellan is featured vignetted in the center of eight other portraits, including David Hunter, Nathaniel Banks (in civilian clothes), Joseph K. F. Mansfield, Benjamin Butler, Franz Sigel, Ambrose Burnside, Irvin McDowell, and William S. Rosecrans (in civilian clothes).

An interesting artifact showing the men who were supposed to save the Union under McClellan, likely created in 1862. None succeeded, and most were not in uniform when Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox.

Usual toning; light bumping around extremities; minimal foxing; else very good.

Turner, A. A. The Generals of the United States Army. Carte de Visite (c.1862). D. Appleton & Co.

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