(1831-99) On October 14, 1861 he mustered into service as colonel of the 51st New York Infantry, a regiment which he commanded in Burnside's North Carolina expedition. At Second Bull Run, Antietam and Fredericksburg, he was in charge of a brigade of the 9th Corps. He served in the Vicksburg and Knoxville campaigns and returned east to command the newly organized colored division of the 9th Corps. At the celebrated battle of The Crater on July 30, 1864, Ferrero's men were supposed to follow Ledlie's forces in the assault on the Rebel lines after the explosion, but they were caught in the huge excavation and the whole affair became a dismal failure with 3,800 men becoming casualties.
Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Seated view in uniform with rank of major general, wearing 9th Corps badge. Backmark: photographic label of Selby & McCauley, Baltimore. Sharp image. Excellent condition. Very scarce.