Sheet music, 13 1/2" x 10 1/4". 5pp. 1864. "Funeral March. To the Memory of the lamented General D. Bidwell". Nice waist up stone litho portrait. Small stain on the left margin, from bound volume show binding marks along spine, o/w VG complete. (smcw.509); $125.
Bidwell was commissioned colonel of the 48th N. Y. infantry, served with it through the Peninsular campaign, and during the Seven Days, battles was in command of a brigade, continuing in charge from Harrison's landing to Washington and up to the time of the battles of South Mountain and Antietam, when he resumed command of his regiment. Col. Bidwell took a prominent part in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, commanded a brigade at Gettysburg, and when Gen. Grant took command of the armies in Virginia was again placed in charge of a brigade, participating in all the battles near Petersburg. He was commissioned brigadier- general of volunteers in July, 1864, and served with honor in all the battles in the Shenandoah valley, under Gen. Sheridan, up to the battle of Cedar creek, in which engagement he was killed.
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