CDV OF FEDERAL GENERAL HORATIO GOUVERNEUR WRIGHT

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Bust view of Horatio Wright. Wright was an engineer and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He took command of the VI Corps in May 1864 following the death of General John Sedgwick. In this capacity, he was responsible for building the fortifications around Washington DC, and in the Overland Campaign he commanded the first troops to break through the Confederate defenses at Petersburg. After the war, he was involved in a number of engineering projects, including the Brooklyn Bridge and the completion of the Washington Monument, and served as Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Image is clear and has good detail Photographers backmark reads “John Goldin & Co. Washington, D.C.”. [am] [ph:L]

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