A very nice image of General Lovell Harrison Rousseau. General Rousseau started his military career in the Mexican War as Captain of the 2nd Indiana Volunteers and served with gallantry. He mustered into the Union army as Colonel of the 3rd Kentucky. He was promoted to Brigadier General on October 1, 1861 and Major General October 22, 1862. At Shiloh he commanded a brigade of D.C. Buell's army and at Perryville gallantly led a division of Alexander McCook's corps. Subsequently, he succeeded to Divisional command in G.H. Thomas' Army of the Cumberland, serving with distinction at Stone's River, Tullahoma campaign, and at the end of the Chickamauga campaign. From November, 1863 until November, 1865, General Rousseau had command of the districts of Nashville and of Tennessee, the later with headquarters at Murfreesboro. He resigned in 1865 to take a seat in Congress. He returned to military duty after the war and accepted Alaska from the Russians after the purchase and succeeded General Sheridan as commander of the department of Louisiana. He died in New Orleans in 1869. The image has an "A.S. Morse, Photographer, Dep't of the Cumberland, Branch of Hd Qrs, 25 Cedar Street, Nashville, Tenn." backmark.
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