War Between The States War Between The States is pleased to offer a very rare Civil War cdv photograph of Union General Alexander S. Webb, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry at Gettysburg.
News-Antique.com - Apr 20,2010 - War Between The States is pleased to offer for sale a very rare Civil War cdv photograph of Union General Alexander S. Webb, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry at Gettysburg. The image came out of General Webb's personal album!
Biographical Sketch of General Alexander S. Webb:
(1835-1911) Graduated in the West Point class of 1855. He fought against the Florida Seminoles after his graduation and returned to the Academy in 1856 as an instructor in mathematics. At the outbreak of the Civil War he took part in the defense of Fort Pickens and also served at 1st Bull Run and in the Peninsular campaign. During the Antietam campaign, Webb was chief of staff of General Fitz John Porter's 5th Corps. Just prior to the battle of Gettysburg, he was promoted to brigadier general, and took command of the 2nd Brigade, Gibbon's Division, of Hancock's 2nd Corps. On July 3, 1863, during the 3rd day's battle at Gettysburg, Webb's four Pennsylvania regiments were posted in the vicinity of the copse of trees which was the focal point of the famous Pickett's charge. His command lost 451 men killed and wounded in the encounter, Webb among the wounded, and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his gallantry! He was very seriously wounded at Spotsylvania, Va. in May 1864, and did not return to duty until January 1865, when he became chief of staff to General George G. Meade. Webb received the brevet of major general in both the regular and volunteer services. He again taught at the Military Academy after the war and was honorably discharged from the army in 1870. He then accepted the presidency of the College of the City of New York. General Webb is buried at West Point.
The image is a wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 3 5/8 card. Bust view in uniform with rank of major general. A medal can be seen pinned to his chest. Card is trimmed. Backmark: O.H. Willard's Galleries, Philadelphia. Light corner wear. Very sharp image. This cdv came from the personal album of General Alexander S. Webb. Extremely rare!
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