General John Eugene Smith CDV
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A nice, clean image of General John Eugene Smith.† The image is a bust shot of General Smith when he was promoted to Major General.† The backmark is F. Gutekunst - 712 Arch St. - Philadelphia.".

John E. Smith was the son of a Napoleonic officer whio had fought at the battle of Waterloo.† He was born in Berne, Switzerland.† He grew up in Philadelphia and learned his trade of jeweler and goldsmith there.† He moved to St. Louis and then on to Galena, Illinois.† Smith recruited and organized the 45th Illinois Infantry and served as its colonel.† He was successively engaged at Forts Henry and Donelson and the battle of Shiloh.† Smith was made a brigadier general on November 29, 1862, and during the Vicksburg campaign directed a brigade of General John Logan's division of McPhereson's 17th Corps.† At Chattanooga. he was the only 17th Corps division present to take part in the defeat of the Confederate army.† He was in the Atlanta campaign, the March to the Sea, and the Carolina campaign.† After the war he was commisioned Colonel of the 27th US Infantry.† The following year he was brevetted brigadier and major general and served at various posts on the Indian frontier.

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