General Andrew Jackson Smith CDV
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A very nice image of Geneal Andrew Jackson Smith.† Born in Pennsylvania he graduated from West Point in 1838.† He was commisioned into the 1st Dragoons and served in the west for the next 23 years.† He was promoted captain in 1847 and major in 1861. At the beginning of the Civil War, Smith was commisioned colonel of the 2nd California Cavalry but resigned to become chief of cavalry under General Henry HalleckHe was appointed brigadier general on March 20, 1862 and was promoted to major general on May 14, 1864.† He fought with Sherman at Chickasaw Bluffs and then was in the XIII Corps at Arkansas Post and the campaign for Vicksburg.† He was with Banks on the Red River campaign and then defeated General Forrest at Tupelo, July 14, 1864.† He was moved to Missouri and then back to help defeat General Hood at Nashville in December 1864.† During the Mobile campaign, he commanded the reorganized XVI Corps.† At the close of the was he was breveted major general inthe Regular Army and in 1866 became colonel of the 7th Regular Cavalry.† In 1869 he resigned his commision and moved into civilian life.† Smithdied in 1897 in St. Louis, Missouri.

The image is a bust shot with Smith wearing his major general's coat and eye glasss.† The image was taken by "J.A. Scholten, Artist, 82 North Fourth St., St. Louis, Mo." as stamped in red ink under his photograph on the card.† There is no backmark but a green 3 cent tax stamp is on the back.

Item #: vm217

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