Cdv of General James Negley, wearing some unusual shoulder boards. There appears to be an extra insignia besides his star. It also looks as if extra buttons were painted on his uniform as well. I'll leave the detective work to the uniform collectors.
Webster, Louisville embossed on lower front mount. Wear as shown in the scan.
$185.00 plus shipping
Negley, James S., major-general, was born in East Liberty,
Allegheny county, Pa., Dec. 22, 1826. He was graduated at the
Western Reserve university of Pennsylvania, served through the
most important battles of the Mexican war as a private in the
1st Penn. volunteers, and on returning to civil life became a
farmer and horticulturist. At the beginning of the Civil war
he raised a brigade for three months' service and participated
with it in the battle of Falling Waters, July 2, I86I. After
his three months' service had expired he was re-commissioned
brigadier-general of volunteers, his commission dating from
Oct. I, I86I, and served under Gen. Buell in northern Alabama
and Tennessee, where he commanded one of the columns of
Mitchel's force, and in May, I862, surprised the Confederate
cavalry under Gen. Wirt Adams, at Sweeden's cove captured a
large number of prisoners and put the remainder to flight. He
subsequently commanded at the battle of La Vergne, Oct. 7,
1862, where he defeated the Confederates under Gen. R. H.
Anderson and Gen. N. B. Forrest, and for gallantry at Stone's
river he was promoted major-general, to date from Nov. 29, 1862.
He engaged in the Georgia campaign, and held Owen's gap
at the battle of Chickamauga. He was honorably mustered out
Jan. 19, 1865. After the war Gen. Negley was representative in
Congress from the 22nd Penn. district from 1869-73, 1875-77,
and 1885-87. He was for fifteen years manager of the Volunteer
Soldiers' Home; was president of the National Union League of
America; member of the G. A. R. Veteran Legion, Scott's Legion,
Military Order of Foreign Wars, and other military orders. He
died in Plainfield, N. J., Aug. 7, 1901.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 8