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Portrait photo of General William T. Sherman USA [cabinet card]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1369 Author/Creator: Place Written: [Washington, D.C.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 16.5 x 10.8 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1369 Author/Creator: Place Written: [Washington, D.C.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 16.5 x 10.8 cm

The image shows a vignetted portrait of General William T. Sherman with his uniform coat unbuttoned and looking directly at the camera. Inscriptions on verso: "Gen. W. T. Sherman" and "S. C. Chester. L. C. Handy. Brady. National Portrait Co. 1113 Pa. ave, N. W., Washington, D. C. M. B. Brady, Manager."

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