Medal of Honor General Manning Force CDV with Vicksburg Backmark
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A hard to find image of General Manning Force of Ohio.† General Force started his Civil War career as major of the 20th Ohio Infantry.† He was promoted successively to lt. colonel,†colonel, and brigadier general.† His war service was entirely under U.S. Grant and W.T. Sherman in the western armies.† He participated in Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Atlanta, and the March to the Sea.† He received a face wound at the battle for Atlanta.† At first the wound seemed fatal but Force recovered but was disfigured for life.† He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his services at Atlanta.† He was also brevetted major general "for especial gallantry before Atlanta".†


The image has General Force in an oval on the card.† The backmark is "Barr & Young, Army Photographers, Palace of Art, Vicksburg, Mississippi".




Item #: vm224


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