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Cdv of 3rd Illinois Cavalry Colonel (General) Lafayette McCrillis
Cdv of 3rd Illinois Cavalry Colonel (General) Lafayette McCrillis.
In good condition with wear as shown in the scan. No backmark, came from a large Western army album recently purchased.

$195.00 plus shipping

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. McCrillis served in the army during the Mexican War. When the Civil War broke out, he was appointed a colonel in the 3rd Illinois Cavalry under Eugene Asa Carr, and subsequently became the commanding officer of the unit. He served with distinction in the battles of Pea Ridge, Port Gibson, Champion Hill, Vicksburg, and Nashville. On September 4, 1864 he was breveted brigadier general "for gallant and meritorious conduct in the field during the rebellion." After the war, he resumed his civilian career as a lawyer. (bio by: Thomas Fisher)

Lafayette McCrillis
Residence Springfield IL; 52 years old.
Enlisted on 8/30/1861 as a Lieut Colonel.
On 8/30/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff IL 3rd Cavalry
He was Mustered Out on 9/5/1864
Promotions:
* Colonel 3/7/1862
* Brig-General 9/4/1864 by Brevet
Other Information:
born 7/15/1809 in Washington, NH died 12/1/1876 in Washington, DC