CDV BVT. BRIG. GEN. MAXWELL VAN ZANDT WOODHULL

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Item Code: P11348

Very nice bust view, crisp & clear. Very clean carte. Imprinted front photographer's mark, "Pollock". No BM. Modern pencil ID on reverse.

Maxwell Van Zandt Woodhull was born in Washington, D.C. on 9/17/1843. His father, Maxwell Woodhull, was a naval officer whose father was the founder of Williamsburg, NY, now the eastern district of Brooklyn. During the Civil War the elder Woodhull was promoted to commander and organized the supply service for the blockading fleet, commanded the "Connecticut", & led a division of the James river flotilla under McClellan's peninsula campaign. He was killed accidentally by the discharge of a gun. The younger Woodhull entered the army in 1862 with the rank of captain, and was promoted to Major and subsequently to Lt. Col. and Assistant Adjutant General of the 15th Army Corps. He was brevetted Brigadier General on the recommendation of General Oliver O. Howard. He died on 7/15/1921 in Watkins Glen, NY.

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