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Original Civil War Era Carte-de-Visite Images of Union Generals
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CDV From-Life Image of Union General George Armstrong Custer in Uniform
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This is one of the most desirable of all Civil War images. It is a clear CDV style image of George Armstrong Custer. The paper card measures 2-1/2 inches by 4 inches in overall size. It is a from-life image that shows Custer in his fine uniform. This image is one of the poses from a session photographed by Matthew Brady. Here, Custer is seated dressed in a long frock coat and his hat cocked to the side on his head. In April of 1865 he was promoted to the rank of Major General. After the Civil War the need for command officers was no longer there and many, to stay in service, accepted demotions to a lower rank and paid the wages of rank now held, but was always given the respect and the title of the higher rank previously held. After the War, Custer was required to revert to his previous permanent rank of Captain. He then entered the painstakingly slow promotion process that was customary in the small regular army. That's why Custer was always referred to as "General Custer". This statement came from a great web-site on Custer at www.garryowen.com. On the bottom of the card, it has the neat misspelling of "GEN CUSTAR". This is a wonderful classic pose of one of the most famous personalities of the Civil War.

Item #: B5327
Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
Your Price:$895.00 USD
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