CDV OF FEDERAL GENERAL GEORGE CROCKETT STRONG

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Standing view of General George Crockett Strong. Strong commanded an expedition sent from Ship Island against Biloxi, Mississippi, in April 1862, and another sent against Ponchatoula, and was commissioned Brigadier General of volunteers in November 1862. He was wounded on July 18, 1863, while leading the assault against Fort Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina, and died of tetanus in New York City. He posthumously received a commission as major general, dated from the day of the battle. Image is slightly obscured by some staining. Photographers backmark reads “E & H.T. ANTHONY, New York from PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVE IN BRADY’S National Portrait Gallery”. Modern writing on the back in pencil describing Strong’s personal history. [am] [ph:L]

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