Autographed cabinet card with rank
Colonel 207th Pennsylvania Infantry
(1823-1901) Born in Montoursville, Pa., he was a farmer and lumber merchant before the war. He enlisted on November 19, 1862, as major, and was commissioned into the field and staff of the 171st Pennsylvania Infantry. He was mustered out of this regiment on August 8, 1863. He was commissioned colonel of the 207th Pennsylvania Infantry, on November 9, 1864; promoted to brevet brigadier general, April 2, 1865, for gallantry at Fort Stedman and Fort Sedgwick; and he was mustered out of the service on May 31, 1865. He participated with the 207th Pennsylvania Infantry in the siege of Petersburg, the battles of Hatcher's Run and Fort Stedman and Fort Sedgwick, and in the Appomattox campaign. After the war he was a lumber merchant and county court official. He was also active in G.A.R. Post #315, in Wellsboro, Pa.
Signed Photograph With Rank: 4 1/4 x 6 1/2, wet plate, albumen cabinet card photograph. Bust view pose. Signed on the front mount in ink, Robert C. Cox, late Col., 207 Regiment Penna. Vols. Commissioned Brig. Genl. June 5, 1865- Commissioned Major Genl. Nat. Guard of Penna. Scattered staining none of which touch the subject with some age toning. No imprint. Ink ID on the reverse. Very nicely autographed card.