A veteran of the Mexican War, General John Hunt Morgan led the Lexington Rifles and joined General Simon Buckner's command when the Civil War started.† From this point until his death three years later his exploits made him one of the legendary figures of the Confederacy.† He was promoted colonel of th 2nd Kentucky Cavalry in April 1862 and brigadier general in December, 1862.† His series of raids into Tennessee, Kentucky, Indian, and Ohio brought him the thanks of the Confederate congress.† On his most famous raid through Ohio in 1863, he was captured.† He escaped and was placed in command of the Department of the Southwestern Virginia.† He bivouacked in Greeneville, Tennessee on the night of September 3, 1864, while in route to attack Federal forces in Knoxville.† He was surprised by Union Cavalry and killed.
The image is a bust up image and has some fadding.† The backmark is E.& H.T. Anthony, New York.
Item #: 12524
Price: $265.00 USD