CDV OF C.S. GENERAL GARDNER

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Bust-view carte de viste of Gardner in Confederate uniform. Pre-printed copyright-like text at bottom edge of mount. Good image and mount with some light soiling. Theo. Lilienthal, New Orleans backmark.

Franklin Kitchell Gardner (January 29, 1823 – April 29, 1873) was a Confederate major general in the American Civil War, noted for his service at the Siege of Port Hudson on the Mississippi River. Gardner built extensive fortifications at this important garrison, 16,000 strong at its peak. At the mercy of conflicting orders, he found himself besieged and greatly outnumbered. His achievement at holding out for 47 days and inflicting severe losses on the enemy before surrendering has been praised by military historians.

After the war, he retired to his family farm in Vermilionville, Louisiana, where he died in 1873 at age fifty. His grave is the Cemetery of Saint John's Catholic Cathedral in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.  [jet] [ph:jet]

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