Ulysses Grant Carl

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Description Albumen print on brown Cabinet Card stock of Captain Ulysses Grant Carl. Inscribed: "yours truly/U. G. Carl/Jan 1899"
Year Range from 1899
Event Spanish American War
Year range to 1899
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Three-quarter standing view of Captain Ulysses Grant Carl. He is wearing the officer's full dress uniform with M1887 double-breasted frock coat with shoulder knots, dress belt with plate, and the M1860 Field & Staff officer's sword. Taken shortly after the Spanish American War.
Ulysses Grant Carl was born on a farm near Picket, Wisconsin in January 1866, the son of Moses and Hannah Carl. Following his father's death in 1868, his mother moved to Oshkosh. He was educated in the Oshkosh schools and worked for Clark Carriage Company and J. L. Clark Manufacturing Company. When the Oshkosh Rifles, Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard, was formed in 1878, he enlisted at the age of twelve as a drummer boy. He was associated with this unit the rest of his life. He rose through the ranks to corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, and in 1898 was catain of Company F. He led the company during the Spanish American War and served in Puerto Rico. In 1916 he was promoted to Regimental Quartermaster and served in the Mexican Border Conflict. He was promoted to major on July 14, 1917 and commanded the 3rd Battalion 3rd Wisconsin national Guard and later was in command of the 3rd Battalion, 128th Infantry, 32nd Division in World War I, and was gassed in France. Following his recovery, he held a post at the Port of Brest, France and mustered out in 1919. He became the Adjutant of the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, WI (near Waupaca) on April 9, 1923 and served their until his death in 1928. He was engaged to be married to Alma Leupold at the time of his death.
Object ID P2003.14.5
Object Name cabinet card
People Carl, Ulysses Grant
Place Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Print size H=6 1/2 W=4 1/4 in
Subjects Portrait photographs
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
Spanish American War
Title Ulysses Grant Carl
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