1860's Civil War Union General William Rosecrans Signed Cdv Photograph / Photo For SaleVery Rare, original, 1860's, Signed CDV Photograph of Union Civil War Major General William S. Rosecrans - at various times commanding officer of the Army of the Mississippi, Army of the Cumberland and Department of the Missouri.
The Photograph itself measures approx. 2 1/8” by 3 3/8” and is mounted on its original, gilt border, square corner, Card Mount (the mount measures 2 3/8” by 3 3/4”). The CDV carries the mark of the photographer on the reverse that reads in part “Hoelke & Benecke, Photographers... St. Louis, Mo.".
The Photograph is signed by General Rosecrans who has autographed the Image on the card mount below the portrait with text that reads simply "W. S. Rosecrans / Maj. Genl.".
This rare and wonderful CDV Photograph is in very good condition. The Image exhibits sharp focus strong contrast and rich tonality. Both the Albumen Photograph and the Card Mount have some light overall soiling and the card mount has been trimmed along the top edge. The Autograph is dark and bold and neatly executed.
The autograph of General Rosecrans is unconditionally guaranteed authentic and original and is backed by our “no questions asked” return policy and lifetime guarantee of authenticity. The CDV Photograph and the Signature are unconditionally guaranteed to be deemed authentic by any third party authentication service and the Photograph will be accompanied by our own Letter of Authenticity with a statement of our unconditional return policy and guarantee of authenticity.
A very rare and important, 1860's, Hand Signed CDV Photograph of United States Army Major General William S. Rosecrans and a fantastic addition to any collection!!
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William Starke Rosecrans (September 6, 1819 – March 11, 1898) was an inventor, coal-oil company executive, diplomat, politician, and United States Army officer. He gained fame for his role as a Union general during the American Civil War. He was the victor at prominent Western Theater battles, but his military career was effectively ended following his disastrous defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863.
Rosecrans was a graduate of West Point who served as a professor at the Academy and in engineering assignments before leaving the Army to pursue a career in civil engineering. At the start of the Civil War, leading troops from Ohio, he achieved early combat success in western Virginia. In 1862 in the Western Theater, he won the battles of Iuka and Corinth while under the command of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. His brusque, outspoken manner and willingness to quarrel openly with superiors caused a professional rivalry with Grant (as well as with Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton) that would adversely affect Rosecrans's career.
Given command of the Army of the Cumberland, he fought against Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg at Stones River, and later outmaneuvered him in the brilliant Tullahoma Campaign, driving the Confederates from Middle Tennessee. His strategic movements then caused Bragg to abandon the critical city of Chattanooga, but Rosecrans's pursuit of Bragg ended during the bloody Battle of Chickamauga, where his unfortunately worded order mistakenly opened a gap in the Union line and Rosecrans and a third of his army were swept from the field. Besieged in Chattanooga, Rosecrans was relieved of command by Grant.
Following his humiliating defeat, Rosecrans was reassigned to command the Department of Missouri, where he opposed Price's Raid. He was briefly considered as a vice presidential running mate for Abraham Lincoln in 1864. After the war he served in diplomatic and appointed political positions and in 1881 was elected to Congress, representing California. .
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