General Frederick Steele CDV with Little Rock, Arkansas Backmark
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An 1843 graduate of West Point, Frederick Steele fought with distinction in the Mexican War, winning the brevets of first Lieutenant and Captain.† He was appointed colonel of the 8th Iowa Vols on September 23, 1861.† He advanced to brigadier general on January 29, 1862.† He took part in the campaign in Arkansas in 1862 and participated with General Sherman in the Chickasaw Bayou campaign in late 1862.† He was also present at Arkansas Post.††In Grant's campaign for Vicksburg, Steele commanded a division of the 15th Corps.† After Vicksburg, Steele was put in command of all the U.S. forces in Arkansas.† He captured Little Rock in September, 1863 and collaberated with General Banks in his ill-fated Red River campaign.† In 1865, Steele commanded a divsion under R.S. Canby, in the campaign against Mobile.† At the end of the hostilities he was sent to Texas and made Colonel of the 20th Infantry.† Steele died in 1868.


This is a nice image of General Steele in a standing three quarter photograph.† General Steele is standing in his generals uniform and he is wearing gloves.† The backmark on this image is "From Brown's Gallery, corner of Main & Markham streets, Little Rock, ARK.".

Item #: vm474


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