CDV OF GENERAL E. O. C. ORD AND FAMILY

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Image shows General Ord, his wife and daughter posed on the front porch of their home. The General sits at left hugging his daughter, who leans against him, with one arm while his wife sits at right. The General wears a dark double-breasted frock coat with major general’s shoulder straps and light trousers. Mrs. Ord wears a light colored dress with lace collar and white undersleeves.

Image is clear and bright. Bottom front of mount has 1865 publishing information. Mount edges have light wear from age.

Reverse has an E. & H. T. ANTHONY back mark with an orange canceled 2 cent tax stamp along some collector information in pencil.

Edward Ord was born in Cumberland, Maryland on October 18, 1818. He attended West Point where he graduated 17th in the class of 1839 and was assigned to the 3rd Artillery. He fought the Seminole Indians in Florida. During the Mexican War he served in California where he was promoted to Captain. He then fought Indians in the Northwest. He was at Fort Monroe, Virginia when John Brown made his raid on Harper’s Ferry and took part in the expedition to suppress it. The outbreak of the Civil War found Ord in California where he was commissioned a Brigadier General of Volunteers on September 14, 1861. He commanded a brigade in the defenses of Washington and was engaged in the battle of Dranesville. May 3, 1862 which saw Ord appointed a Major General.

He went west and after the battle of Iuka he won a brevet to Colonel in the Regular Army for meritorious service. He was severely wounded while chasing the Confederates after the battle of Corinth and did not return to the field until June of 1863 when he took command of the 13th Corps at Vicksburg. Ord eventually ended up with command of the 18th Corps in the 1864 Campaign against Richmond. He was seriously wounded a second time in the assault of Fort Harrison and was out of action till January of 1865. He then took command of the Army of the James. He remained in the Army after the war and made Brigadier General in the Regulars on July 26, 1866 and retired as a Major General in the Regulars in 1881. He died of Yellow Fever in Havana, Cuba on July 22, 1883 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.  [ad]

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