(1823-1874) Graduated 4th in the West Point class of 1846. He won two brevets and was severely wounded in the Mexican War. As chief engineer of the fortifications of Charleston Harbor, he was a leading participant in the bombardment of Fort Sumter. He later took part in General Burnside's North Carolina expedition, and commanded the Department of North Carolina, the Department of Ohio, the Department of the South, and the Department of Florida respectively.
Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 3 7/8 card. Mount is trimmed. Half view pose in uniform with rank of major general. He is wearing a kepi with U.S. hat wreath insignia and two stars clearly visible. Backmark: Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries, with 2 cents orange revenue tax stamp on the reverse. Age toning.