CDV OF FELIX K. ZOLLICOFFER PORTRAIT IN FEDERAL UNIFORM

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Three-quarter standing portrait of Zollicoffer in Federal uniform from his pre-war, pre-Confederate days. He wears a double-breasted frock with shoulder straps, a sash, and sword belt. He holds a kepi in his hand in this cdv/portrait. Image is clear and has good detail. Photographers backmark, E. Anthony, New York from a Brady negative.

Felix Kirk Zollicoffer (May 19, 1812 – January 19, 1862) was an American newspaperman, politician, and soldier. A three-term United States Congressman from Tennessee, an officer in the United States Army, and a Confederate brigadier general during the American Civil War; he led the first Confederate invasion of eastern Kentucky and was killed in action at the Battle of Mill Springs. Zollicoffer was the first Confederate general to die in the Western Theater.

The Federals treated Zollicoffer's body with respect. He was embalmed by a Union surgeon and was eventually returned to Tennessee and interred in the Old City Cemetery in Nashville.    [jet] [ph:L]

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