FULL STANDING CDV OF MAJOR GENERAL DON CARLOS BUELL

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Image shows Buell posed between a column and a heavy curtain. He wears a dark double-breasted frock coat with brush epaulettes and matching dark trousers with a thin light leg stripe. On his hands he wears gauntlets that reach well above the wrist. At his waist is his sword belt with Model 1850 Field and Staff officers’ sword. In his right hand he holds his “Hardee hat” with a clearly visible embroidered hat eagle on the side.

Image is bright and clean with great contrast and is clean. Top center of mount edge has small indentation. Very minor. Bottom of mount has publishing information with 1861 date.

Reverse has back mark for CHARLES D. FREDRICKS & CO… NEW YORK and a pencil inscription of
“GEN. BUELL.”

Don Carlos Buell was born March 23, 1818 in Lowell, Ohio. He began his military career after graduating 32nd out of 52 from the United States Military Academy in 1841.  He fought against the Florida Indians, and served on frontier duty.  During the Mexican War, Buell was severely wounded at Churubusco, and won a brevet promotions of both captain and major.  After the war, he served within the adjutant general’s office in numerous locations.

Buell was serving as a lieutenant colonel and adjutant of the Department of the Pacific when the Civil War began.  He was promoted to brigadier general on May, 17, 1861 and proceeded to Washington D.C.  Buell was chosen by Major General George B. McClellan to lead the Army of the Ohio in Kentucky.

General Ulysses S. Grant’s capture of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson allowed Buell to move his army into Nashville with very little opposition.  He was promoted to major general of volunteers on March 22, 1862.  He then participated in the battle of Shiloh andin the Corinth campaign under General Henry W. Halleck.

In June of 1862, Buell began to move four of his divisions towards Chattanooga in order to take the city and rail lines it supported.  His forces, however, were harassed by Confederate cavalry under General Nathan Bedford Forrest, and his supply lines were cut by Confederate general John H. Morgan, effectively halting his advance.  In September of 1862, Buell moved into Kentucky to stop the invasion by Confederate forces under generals Braxton Bragg and Edmund Kirby Smith.  He moved into Louisville unopposed, and on October 8, 1862, fought the battle of Perryville.

On October 24, 1862, Buell was relieved of his command as a result of his inaction, and replaced by General William Rosecrans.  After waiting a year for new orders Buell was mustered out on May 23, 1864.

Following the war Buell lived in Indiana, and then Kentucky. He was employed in the iron and coal industry as president of the Green River Iron Company. From 1885 to 1889 and was a government pension agent. He died at his home in Rockport, Kentucky in 1898, and is buried in St. Louis, Missouri, at Bellefontaine Cemetery. [ad]

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