Brady's Album Gallery Card
(1815-1901) Graduated in the West Point class of 1840. He saw service in the Mexican War at Monterrey and Vera Cruz. The beginning of the Civil War found him at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was on the staff of General George B. McClellan and served as chief quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac. He spent part of the war in New York City furnishing transportation and supplies that were vital to the Union army.
Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 1/2 x 4 card. Outdoor view taken on May 1, 1862, at Camp Winfield Scott, Yorktown, Va. Seated on the ground in the front is Captain L'Amy of the Royal Army, in the second row, seated from left to right are the Comte de Paris (wearing kepi and uniform with captain's rank), General Stewart Van Vliet, U.S. Army, (wearing bummer's kepi and high leather boots), and Colonel Beaumont, of the Royal Army, (wearing felt hat and holding cane). Standing in the back row from left to right are Colonel Neville of the Royal Army, (wearing cap and uniform), the Duc de Chatres (wearing kepi and uniform coat with shoulder straps), unidentified man wearing felt hat, unidentified man in background, and Colonel Fletcher of the Royal Army, (wearing cap and uniform). 1862 Barnard & Gibson imprint on the front mount. Photographic label on the reverse: Brady's Album Gallery, No. 353. Group, General Van Vliet and Friends, Camp Winfield Scott, near Yorktown. Light age toning and wear. Very fine.