2nd Wisconsin Infantry Captain & General William E. Strong cdv.
Please see his biography below.
Brady b/m, in fine condition with wear as shown in the scan.
$450.00 plus shipping
GEN. WILLIAM EMERSON STRONG was born at Granville, N. Y. While a small boy, his parents removed to Wisconsin, where he passed his youth and early manhood. He had just been admitted to the bar of his adopted state when Fort Sumter was fired upon; it so stirred his patriotism he responded to the first call for troops in 1861, and immediately raised a company for the 2d Wis. Inf. in Apr., 1861. He began his military career in the Army of the Potomac, taking an honorable part with his regiment in the first battles of the war, at Blackburn's Ford and Bull Run. A few months later he was promoted Major of the 12th Wis. Inf. and was from that time associated with the Army of the Tennessee to the close of the war, being in active service till peace was declared. For bravery in battle, GEN. STRONG was early assigned to duty on the staff of the gallant and lamented McPherson by whom he was held in the highest esteem, and it was he who received the last order Gen. McPherson ever gave, a moment before he was killed in the battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864. After Gen. McPherson's death, GEN. STRONG remained on duty as Chief of Staff for Gen. O. O. Howard until the end of the war. He served with marked distinction in every battle and campaign of the Army of the Tennessee. Upon the surrender of Vicksburg, July 4, 1863, GEN. STRONG was accorded the honor of raising the Stars and Stripes over the captured ramparts. He was brevetted Brigadier General Mar., 1865, for gallant and meritorious service.