Cdv of General William Francis Bartlett, taken as a colonel. Bartlett suffered immensely over the course of the war while serving the Union.
Over the course of the war he was wounded three times (one wounding resulted in the loss of his leg), but he remained on active duty until he was captured in 1864. Tuberculosis and other illnesses led to his early death at age 36.
In fine condition with wear as shown. Brady, NY photographers b/m.
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He was a student at Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts when he enlisted in the 4th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry at the outbreak of the Civil War. Commissioned a Captain in the 20th Massachusetts Infantry, he lost a leg at Yorktown during the Peninsular Campaign in early 1862. When recovered, he become Colonel of the 49th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in November 1862 and took part in the capture of Fort Hudson in July, 1863. During the Overland Campaign, Colonel Bartlett led the 57th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry at the Battle of the Wilderness and was appointed Brigadier General, US Volunteers in June, 1864. At the Battle of the Crater in July 1864 he was taken prisoner and placed in Libby Prison in Richmond,Virginia. After his prisoner exchange, he was put in command of the IX Corps and led with distinction until the end of the war. For gallant and meritorious services, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865.