Medal of Honor Winner General John A. Logan CDV with Vicksburg backmark
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A nice CDV of General John A. Logan, Medal of Honor winner.† Logan started his military career in the Mexican War where he served a s a second lieutenant of Illinois volunteers.† He went into politics after the Mexican War and ended up in the U.S. Congress.† Logan fought at Bull Run as a volunteer in a Michigan regiment.† He returned to Illinois and recruited the 31st Illinois regiment, of which he was commisioned colonel.† "Blck Jack" as he was known because of his black eyes and hair became an instant success in the field as a commander.† His horse was killed at Belmont and he was wounded at Fort Donelson.† He was made a brigadier general on March 21, 1862.† He was with Halleck at the seige of Corinth.† During the winter campaign in northern Mississippi, Logan was promoted to major general.† At Vicksburg, Logan commanded the 3rd Division of McPhereson's XVII Corps.† For his services during the seige of the town, where his troops made the desperate assault on the Confederate works which followed the mine explosion, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.† During the Atlanta campaign he was wounded at Dallas, Georgia.† When McPhereson was killed at Atlanta, Logan was temporarily in charge of the Army of the Tennessee.† When General O.O. Howard was put in permanent command, Logan left the army and worked to carry Illinois for the Republican party in the 1864 election.† He returned to command for the Savannah campaign and then fought in the Carolina campaign.† The image has Logan in an oval with a Barr & Young, Army Photographers, Vicksburg, Mississippi backmark.




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