CHEST-UP CDV OF UNION GENERAL GEORGE L. ANDREWS – PORT HUDSON OFFICER CHARLES WILKES – FAMOUS FOR HIS PART IN THE TRENT AFFAIR

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Image is a straight-on view of Andrews in a dark double-breasted frock coat with brigadier generals shoulder straps and black felt collar.

Contrast and clarity are very good. Mount and paper have light surface dirt. Bottom of the mount is inscribed in period ink with “BRIG. GEN. G. L. ANDREWS.”

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for BROOKS & BLAUVE… PORT HUDSON, LA. Period ink inscription at top reads “PORT HUDSON, LA. MARCH 9, (186)4.” Most of the year is rubbed out.

A published biography of the General reads;

“George L. Andrews was born in Bridgewater, Mass., Aug. 31, 1828, and graduated in 1851 at West Point standing the highest in his class.  After graduation he superintended the construction of fortifications in Boston Harbor and then returning to West Point, was assistant professor there in 1854 and 1855.  Resigning this position in 1855, he was a civil engineer until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he became lieutenant-colonel and subsequently colonel of the 2nd Mass. regiment, serving in the Shenandoah Valley and conducting the rear guard of the retreat at Cedar Mountain.  He fought through Pope's campaign and was at Antietam, and on Nov. 10, 1862, was promoted for distinguished bravery to brigadier-general.  In Banks' expedition he led a brigade, and from July, 1863, to Feb. 13, 1865, commanded the Corps d'Afrique.  On March 26, 1865, on account of distinguished services at the capture of Mobile, he was brevetted major-general of volunteers.  After the war, on April 8, 1867, he was appointed United States Marshal for Massachusetts, and on Feb. 27, 1871 went to West Point to accept a position as professor of the French language.

Andrews died in Brookline, Massachusetts on April 4, 1899 and is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  [ad][ph:L]

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