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period TINTYPE of Gettysburg Division Commander - Gen. J. W. GEARY

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A nice original Civil War era ninth plate tintype of a genuine American hero who could claim such status from service in battle in both the Mexican War and the American Civil War Civil War, where he was a division commander at the battle of Gettysburg, as well as from civil service in San Francisco and in the Governorship of the fledgling state of Kansas. General John W. Geary mounted in an embossed CDV card mount. Brig. General Geary was born in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., Dec. 30, 1819. He was a civil engineer at the time of the outbreak of the Mexican War when he organized the ‘American Highlanders’. As Lt. Colonel of the 2nd Penn. Volunteer Infantry Geary joined Gen. Scott at Vera Cruz and commanded the Regiment at Chapultepec and at Belen Gate. He was twice wounded. Geary was made the first commander of the city and promoted Colonel of his regiment. At the close of the war he went to California, was made first postmaster of San Francisco, from whence he establish the postal service throughout California. He was elected by the first mayor of San Francisco. Geary was a delegate to the state constitutional convention, where he was instrumental in securing the organization of California as a free state. In 1856 he was appointed by President Pierce to the governorship of Kansas, but resigned the next year upon failing to secure the state constitution as a free state. Upon the outbreak of the Civil war Geary organized a regiment of 1,500 men and reported for duty to Gen. Banks at Harper's Ferry, Va. Geary distinguished himself in commanded at several engagements and was wounded at Bolivar Heights. He was captured at Leesburg, Va., March 8, 1862, and was made Brigadier General April 25. He was twice wounded at the battle of Cedar Mountain, and on recovery was placed in command of the 2nd division of the 12th army corps, which he led in the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He was subsequently transferred to the Army of the Cumberland, in Gen. Hooker's command, and distinguished himself at the battles of Wauhatchie and Lookout Mountain. In Sherman's march to the sea he commanded the 2nd division of the 2Oth army corps, was the first to enter Savannah after its evacuation, Dec. 22, 1864. For his conduct at the capture of Fort Jackson and gallantry at Savannah, Geary was appointed military governor of the city. He was brevetted Mjr. General of volunteers, Jan. 12, 1865. Upon returning to Pennsylvania in Gen. Geary was twice elected governor. After his death in Hamburg, Pa., Feb. 8, 1873., eighteen days the legislature erected a monument to his memory. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!



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