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Cdv of CSA General Roger Hanson
Cdv of CSA General Roger Hanson produced by by Anthony, NY. 3/4 standing pose in Confederate uniform.
Condition shown in photograph.

$275.00 plus shipping

With the outbreak of the Civil War, Kentucky remained neutral and stayed in the Union. Hanson was named as colonel of a regiment of Confederate troops he raised in Lexington, Kentucky. When President Abraham Lincoln sent Federal troops into Lexington Infantry were "orphaned" as they could never return home until Lexington fell to the Confederates (which did not occur). They were taken prisoner with the surrender of Fort Donelson. After being exchanged, Hanson was presented with a new horse by admiring friends. he rejoined the army and was promoted to brigadier general in December 1862, commanding his old regiment as well as the 4th, 6th, and 19th Kentucky Infantry regiments, the 41st Alabama regiment, and Cobb's Battery in Breckinridge's Division, Hardee's corps. In his first battle as a general, Hanson was severely wounded on January 2, 1863, during a charge at Murfreesboro (Stones River) when he was struck above the knee by the fuse of a spent artillery shell. His brother-in-law vainly tried to stop the bleeding. He died two days later at the age of 35.