(1822-94) He graduated from West Point in the celebrated class of 1846. His classmates were future Civil War Generals Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, George B. McClellan, Ambrose Powell Hill, Darius N. Couch, George E. Pickett, and Cadmus M. Wilcox. George Stoneman served in the 1st U.S. Dragoons, and the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, 1846-61. He was appointed Chief of Cavalry, Army of the Potomac, with the rank of brigadier general, on August 13, 1861. He saw action in the 1862 Virginia Peninsula campaign, at Yorktown, and Williamsburg; at the battle of Fredericksburg; in General Stoneman's 1863 Richmond Raid, which happened during the Chancellorsville campaign; he commanded the Cavalry Corps, of the Army of the Ohio, during the Atlanta campaign, until he was captured on July 31, 1864, while on a raid designed to free the prisoners at Andersonville, Ga. After his exchange, he operated in southwestern Virginia, East Tennessee and North Carolina.
Engraved portrait of Stoneman in uniform with rank of major general, made from a Brady photograph. There is a nice printed facsimile autograph below his likeness. 1865 imprint of Virtue & Yorston, New York at the bottom. Light age toning and a couple of small stains.