Carte de visite 4 1/8" x 2 3/8".Anthony/ Brady b/m. . Civil War Union Army General Henry Walton Wessells Born: February 20 1809, Litchfield CT Died: January 12 1889, Dover, DE. Pre-War Profession: West Point 1833, Seminole War, Mexican war, served on Pacific Coast, Dakotas, Kansas. War Service: June 1861 Capt. in 6th US Infantry, September 1861 Colonel of 8th Kansas, served on Missouri border, March 1862 transferred to Army of the Potomac, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Peninsula campaign, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/IV Corps at Seven Pines (wounded), Seven Days, commanded District of Albemarle, Plymouth NC, exchanged, served as commissary of prisoners, commanded New York draft rendezvous. Post War Career: Army service in the infantry, frontier duty, retired 1871. Some minor wear to mount, overall Fine condition.
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