FULL STANDING VIEW CDV OF MAJOR GENERAL IRVIN MCDOWELL BY BRADY

$135.00

Quantity Available: 1

Item Code: 259-33

Shipping: Determined by Method & Location of buyer

To Order:
Call 717-334-0347,
Fax 717-334-5016, or E-mail

Image shows McDowell standing in a slightly left profile. He is posed with his right arm by his side while his left hand rests on the hilt of his sword. Beside him on a chair is his dark overcoat and forage cap. The General wears a dark double-breasted frock coat with black velvet collar and cuffs and major general’s shoulder straps. He also wears matching dark trousers with knee high boots. At his waist is a presentation grade belt with rectangular eagle plate. Attached to the belt is what looks to be a Starr cavalry saber.

Image has good clarity and contrast. Top edge of the mount has some light wear and discoloration but the image is fine. Bottom of mount has publishing information with 1862 date. Reverse is blank except for the bottom corners which are marked “BRADY” and “WASHINGTON.”

Irvin McDowell was born October 15, 1818 in Columbus, Ohio. He initially attended the College de Troyes in France before he graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1838. He then taught tactics at the academy from 1841 to 1845. Many of his students he would later face on the battlefield. He served as an aide-de-camp to General Wool during the Mexican War, and received a brevet promotion to Captain for his service at the Battle of Buena Vista.

On May 14, 1861, Irvin McDowell was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General. Although he had never before commanded troops in battle, McDowell was pushed to premature action by political and public pressure and attacked Confederate forces at the first battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861 where he was consequently defeated.  After the defeat McDowell was replaced by General George B. McClellan who formed Army of the Potomac, and McDowell was detached from the army to protect Washington, DC.  He would later command a corps at the Second Battle of Manassas, which resulted in another defeat.  On July 1, 1864, McDowell was put in command of the Department of the Pacific, and was relatively inactive for the remainder of the war.

From July 27, 1865 to March 31, 1868 McDowell briefly commanded the Fourth Military Department, then commanded the Department of the East from July 16, 1868 - December 16, 1872. On November 25, 1872, he was promoted to major general. On December 16, 1872, McDowell succeeded General George G. Meade as commander of the Military Division of the South, and remained until June 30, 1876. From July 1, 1876 to his retirement on October 15, 1882, he was commander of the Division of the Pacific.

Following his retirement from the army in 1882, General McDowell exercised his fondness for landscape gardening, serving as Park Commissioner of San Francisco, California until his death on May 4, 1885. In this capacity he constructed a park in the neglected reservation of the Presidio, laying out drives that commanded views of the Golden Gate. He is buried in San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio of San Francisco. [ad]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE,

MAY BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR LAYAWAY PROGRAM.

FOR OUR POLICIES AND TERMS,

CLICK ON ‘CONTACT US’ AT THE TOP OF ANY PAGE ON THE SITE,

THEN ON ‘LAYAWAY POLICY’.

THANK YOU!

Inquire »

Inquire About FULL STANDING VIEW CDV OF MAJOR GENERAL IRVIN MCDOWELL BY BRADY

should be empty

featured item

CONFEDERATE BUCKSHOT CARTRIDGE – AUGUSTA ARSENAL

Very scarce Confederate buckshot cartridge made at Augusta Arsenal.  These Augusta cartridges are easily recognized by the salmon-colored paper and that they are filled with 15 buckshot.  Other C.S. arsenals used 12 buckshot. Tied above and below… (286-234). Learn More »

Upcoming Events

24
Feb

Coming up March 17-18: Baltimore Antique Arms Show, Timonium, MD Learn More »