THE CIVIL WAR
Major General Franz Sigel

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Description Albumen print on carte de visite stock with printed gold border of Franz Sigel. MARKS: Published by E. & H. T. Anthony...from Photographic Negative by Brady's National Portrait Gallery
Year Range from 1862
Event Civil War
Year range to 1866
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Full standing view of Major General Franz Sigel wearing officer's double breasted frock coat and shoulder boards, right arm akimbo, and left hand leaning on chair. Sigel was born in Germany in 1824; involved in failed democratic revolution of 1848; immigrated to US (1852); teacher and director of school in St. Louis; organized regiment of German speaking immigrants and helped save city and Federal Arsenal from capture; promoted to brigadier general and fought at Wilsons Creek and Pea Ridge (1861-2); recruited german speaking regiments across the country including 26th Wisconsin; promoted to major general and served in Virginia under John Pope and fighting at 2nd Bull Run (1862), commanded 11th Corps; defeated at New Market (1864); religated to defence of Harpers Ferry; relieved of field duty; resigned May 1865; editor; politician; died in 1902.
Object ID P2000.28.42
Object Name carte de visite
People Sigel, Franz
Place Washington, DC
Print size H=4 W=2 1/2 in
Subjects Civil War
German-Americans
Generals
Teachers
Politicians
26th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Title Major General Franz Sigel
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