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Original Carte de Visite photograph and a signed letter by Daniel Sickles. Both items under glass and framed - circa 1860s.
Frame size 14 x 16. Pic size 3 x 5. Letter size 5 x 8. Daniel Edgar Sickles (October 20, 1819 May 3, 1914) was an American politician, soldier, and diplomat.Born to a wealthy family in New York City, Sickles was involved in a number of public scandals, most notably the killing of his wife's lover, Philip Barton Key II, son of Francis Scott Key. He was acquitted after using temporary insanity as a legal defense for the first time in United States history. This became a defense associated with'crimes of passion' (crime passionnel in French). Upon the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861, Sickles became one of the war's most prominent political generals, recruiting the New York regiments that became known as the Excelsior Brigade in the Army of the Potomac Despite his lack of military experience, he served as a brigade, division, and corps commander in some of the early Eastern campaigns.
His military career ended at the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, after he moved his III Corps (without orders) to an untenable position where it was virtually destroyed. He was wounded by cannon fire and had to have his leg amputated. He was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. Sickles devoted considerable effort to trying to gain credit for helping achieve the Union victory at Gettysburg, writing articles and testifying before Congress in a manner that denigrated the intentions and actions of his superior officer, the army commander, Maj.
After the war, Sickles was appointed as a commander for military districts in the South during Reconstruction. He also served as U. Later he was re-elected to Congress, where he helped pass legislation to preserve the Gettysburg Battlefield.
Please check all the photos. Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to ask a question or call 310 293 2442. The item "Daniel Sickles -US Civil War General-Original Signed letter & CDV Photo -c1860" is in sale since Thursday, April 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\CDVs". The seller is "pasadena_art_monkeys" and is located in Pasadena, California.
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