EXCELLENT BUST VIEW OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL HARRY T. HAYS IN UNIFORM

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Item Code: 1138-186

Hays is shown wearing a medium-colored double-breasted frock coat with general’s collar insignia.

Contrast and clarity are excellent. Mount and paper are good. Mount corners are slightly clipped.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for ANDERSON & TURNER… NEW ORLEANS. There is also a 2-cent tax stamp at top. Bottom has period ink ID that reads “HARRY HAYS.” Very bottom has collector information in pencil.

From the collection of the late William A. Turner.

Harry Thompson Hays was born in Tennessee on April 14, 1820 but being orphaned at a young age he was raised by an uncle in Mississippi. He graduated from St. Mary’s College in Baltimore, Maryland and studied law in that city.

Hays set up an office in New Orleans and after distinguished service in the war with Mexico he became active in politics as a Whig. He entered the Confederate service as colonel of the 7th Louisiana Infantry and fought at 1st Bull Run, Jackson’s Valley campaign and was severely wounded at Port Republic. He returned to duty and was promoted to brigadier general on July 25,1862 and served at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and the Wilderness. Hays was badly wounded for a second time at Spotsylvania and upon his return to the army he was transferred to the Trans-Mississippi Department. On may 25, 1865 he was assigned to duty with General Edmund Kirby Smith and was paroled at the wars end.

After the war Hays returned to New Orleans and practiced law until his death on August 21, 1876. He is buried in Lafayette Cemetery Number 1, New Orleans, Louisiana.  [ad] [ph:L]

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