CDV BUST VIEW OF GENERAL EDWARD G. BECKWITH

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Vignette bust view of Beckwith wearing a double-breasted frock coat with Colonels shoulder boards. He also wears eyeglasses. These are not often encountered in 19th Century photography. His expression is rather sad and forlorn. Image is clear and contrast is excellent. Paper and mount are also good. Back mark is Theo. Lilienthal’s, New Orleans. Modern pencil ID on back.

Edward Griffin Beckwith was born June 25, 1818 in Cazenovia, New York. He was a graduate of the West Point Military Academy in 1842 placing 13th in his class. He was assigned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd Artillery. He made 1st Lieutenant on 18 June 1846. He fought at Tampico and Vera Cruz in the Mexican War and was promoted to Captain on May 12, 1855. In July of 1862 he was commissioned Colonel and Additional Aide-de-Camp. He served as Chief of Commissary of the 5th Corps and later as Chief of Commissary for General Banks Louisiana Expedition and was also Provost Marshall of the Department of the Gulf. In March of 1865 he received 3 promotions by Brevet to Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel and Brigadier General. He remained in the Army after the war and retired in 1879. He died at Clifton Springs, New York on June 22, 1881 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.   [ad]

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