The back of the matt shows signs on the surface paper under the photographer's marking that a revenue stamp was once removed. There is some light brown residue & a bit of surface paper disturbance in this area.Our inventory number of this item is #5845. And available only to addresses within the U. General Gordon Granger Gordon Granger was born on 6 November 1822 & died on 10 January 1876. Granger was a career U. Army officer and a Union general during the American Civil War.
He distinguished himself at the Battle of Chickamauga. Granger was born in Joy, Wayne County, New York, in 1822. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1845. During the Mexican-American War, he fought in Winfield Scott's army.Between wars, he served on the western frontier. Granger's first fight in the Civil War was the Union defeat at Wilson's Creek, Missouri, in August 1861, where he was in command of the 2nd Michigan Cavalry.
He was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers on March 26, 1862, and commanded the Cavalry Division in the Army of the Mississippi during the Battle of New Madrid and the Siege of Corinth. He was promoted to major general of volunteers on September 17, 1862, and took command of the Army of Kentucky. He conducted cavalry operations in central Tennessee before his command was merged into the Army of the Cumberland, becoming the Reserve Corps. He is most famous for his actions commanding the Reserve Corps at the Battle of Chickamauga. There on September 20, 1863, the second day of the battle, he reinforced, without orders, Major General George H.Thomas's XIV Corps on Snodgrass Hill. This action staved off the Confederate attackers until dark, permitting the Federal forces to retreat in good order and helping earn the sobriquet "Rock of Chickamauga" for Thomas. Granger's success at Chickamauga earned him command of the newly formed IV Corps in the Army of the Cumberland. Under his command, this force distinguished itself at the third Battle of Chattanooga.
Two of the IV Corps' divisions, those commanded by Thomas J. Wood and Philip Sheridan, were among the force of units that assaulted the reinforced center of the Confederate line on top of Missionary Ridge. There, the Union forces broke through and forced the Confederates, under General Braxton Bragg, to retreat. After Chattanooga, Granger took part in lifting the siege at Knoxville, Tennessee. Despite these successes, his outspokenness prevented him from gaining more prominent commands.
Nevertheless, he was sent to the Department of the Gulf, and continuing to lead troops and gain recognition. He commanded the land forces that captured Forts Gaines and Morgan in conjunction with the Union naval victory at the Battle of Mobile Bay. Granger commanded the XIII Corps during the Battle of Fort Blakely, which led to the fall of the city of Mobile, Alabama. The Civil War ended on 9 April, 1865.Two months and ten days later on 19 June, 1865 Union General Gordon Granger led thousands of federal troops to Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil war had ended & that all slaves had been freed. At the time, there were approximately 250,000 slaves in Texas that had no idea that their freedom had been secured by the government. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs". The seller is "imajgin" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.