CHEST-UP CDV OF UNION GENERAL WILLIAM WOODS AVERELL

$175.00

Quantity Available: 1

Item Code: 410-844

Shipping: Determined by Method & Location of buyer

To Order:
Call 717-334-0347,
Fax 717-334-5016, or E-mail

Image shows Averell from the waist-up looking directly into the camera. He wears a dark double-breasted frock coat with black felt collar brigadier generals shoulder straps.

Contrast and clarity are excellent as are the mount and paper.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for E. & H.T. ANTHONY…NEW YORK. FROM A BRADY NEGATIVE. Top has a misspelled ID in pencil “AVERILL.”

A published biography of the General reads:

“Averell, William W., brigadier-general, was born in Cameron, Steuben county, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1832.  Being graduated at West Point in 1855 he was assigned to the mounted riflemen and served in garrison and at the school for practice at Carlisle Pa., until 1857, when he was ordered to frontier duty, and saw a great deal of Indian fighting.  He was severely wounded in a night attack by the Navajos in 1859, and was given sick leave until the outbreak of the Civil War in being promoted to first lieutenant of the mounted riflemen, on May 14, 1861, he fought at Bull Run and in other engagements until Aug. 23, 1861, when he was appointed colonel of the 3rd Penn. cavalry, and given command of the cavalry defenses in front of Washington.  In March, 1863, he began the series of cavalry raids in western Virginia that have made his name famous.  His raids did much to help the Union cause, and he was rewarded by the government in frequent promotions.  On March 13, 1865, he was made brevet major-general, U. S. A., and on May 18 he resigned.  From 1866 to 1869 Gen. Averell was consul-general of the United States in the British possessions of North America, and then became president of a large manufacturing concern.  He invented a process for making cast steel from the ore in one operation, the American asphalt pavement and several complicated machines.”

Averell died in Bath, New York on February 3, 1900 and is buried there in Grove Cemetery.  [ad] [PH:L]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE,

MAY BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR LAYAWAY PROGRAM.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR POLICIES AND TERMS.

THANK YOU!

Inquire »

Inquire About CHEST-UP CDV OF UNION GENERAL WILLIAM WOODS AVERELL

For inquiries, please email us at [email protected]

featured item

IMPRESSIVE PERIOD FRAMED DISPLAY OF WARTIME AND POSTWAR VETERAN MATERIAL OF LT. EDGAR G. STOWELL, 92nd NY, WIA FAIR OAKS, INCLUDING HIS IDENTIFICATION DISK AND CDV IN UNIFORM, MESS UTENSILS, AND CAMP ART RINGS

This is a great framed display of wartime and postwar veteran’s memorabilia belonging to  Lieutenant Edward G. Stowell of the 92nd NY. The items include a wartime carte-de-visite photo of Stowell in uniform as 2nd lieutenant, tacked in the center… (2024-369). Learn More »

Upcoming Events

13
Jun

June 29-30: 51st Annual Gettysburg Civil War Relic Show Learn More »

Instagram