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Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) [Vignette of Henry Slocum in civilian clothing]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0473 Author/Creator: Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) Place Written: New York Type: Photograph Date: circa 1861 Pagination: 1 salt print : b&w ; 47.6 x 39.8 cm

Summary of Content: Vignetted half-length standing portrait of Union general Henry Slocum, Sr. in Napoleonic pose. Clothing, hands, and parts of face heavily painted over. Water stains at the edge. Slocum led and participated in several campaigns throughout the American Civil War, including the Maryland Campaign and the Carolina Campaign. He resigned his commission on September 28, 1865 and returned to New York, where he unsuccessfully ran for New York secretary of state that year. Slocum served three terms as a Democratic Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives (from 1869 to 1873 and from 1883 to 1885).

People: Slocum, Henry Warner, 1826-1894

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralPhotographyMilitary PersonnelMilitary ServiceMilitary Commission

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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