(1817-1872) Graduated in the West Point class of 1840, and earned a brevet for gallantry in the Mexican War. He was commissioned a brigadier general in the Provisional Army of the Confederacy on May 7, 1861 and major general on January 24, 1862. He fought with distinction at 1st Manassas, in the 1862 Shenandoah Valley campaign, in the 7 Days battles, and in the 2nd Manassas campaign, where he lost a leg at the battle of Groveton. After the death of Stonewall Jackson, he was promoted to rank of lieutenant general and he commanded the 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia from Gettysburg to Spotsylvania. He was subsequently in charge of the Richmond defenses and was captured at Sayler's Creek, Va., on April 6, 1865.
Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Half view in his Confederate general's uniform. Lt. Gen. R.S. Ewell, C.S.A. is written in period ink on the front mount. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York. Excellent.