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A. Hesler Artist As colonel, standing full length portrait, leaning on chair

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.0552 Author/Creator: A. Hesler Artist Place Written: s.l. Type: Photographs Date: Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Graphite inscription on verso "Genl John McArthur" "Capt A Taudress." Ink inscription on verso "330" "John McArthur, Col. 12th Ill Vols, Brig Gen USV 3/21/62, Bvt Maj Gen USV 12/15/64." Photographers imprint on verso: "A. Hesler Artist 113 Lake St. Chicago."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Union General

Sub Era: The American Civil War