Civil War Vermont 1st Brigade General Getty and Staff photograph 5th VT Gould Lg

Civil War Vermont 1st Brigade General Getty and Staff photograph 5th VT Gould Lg

Huge albumen Photo of Vermont 1st Brigade General Getty ca. 1865 Gettysburg Campaign Captain Gould. This is one of the rarest images of the Vermont 1st Brigade and General Getty and staff. This vintage Civil War period albumen image is considered :Imperial in size. Outside mat size is 21 x 25 inches. Image size is 13 by 15 inches. Images of this size are extremely scarce. Newspaper clippings tell the story of medal of Honor winner Charles Gould. This photo is very sharp and albumen tones are perfect. The mat itself has an insignificant small tear on the left margin. Photo image area is in near fine condition. The 5th Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry (or 5th VVI) was a three years’ infantry. In the Union Army. During the American Civil War. It served in the Eastern Theater. Predominantly in the VI Corps. Army of the Potomac. From September 1861 to June 1865. It was a member of the Vermont Brigade. The regiment was mustered into Federal service on September 16, 1861, at St. It was engaged in, or present at, Lee’s Mill, Williamsburg, Golding’s Farm, Savage’s Station and White Oak Swamp during the Peninsula campaign; Crampton’s Gap and Antietam during the 1862 Maryland campaign; Fredericksburg, Marye’s Heights, and Salem Church; Gettysburg and Funkstown during the Gettysburg campaign; Rappahannock Station; the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor during the Overland Campaign; Charlestown, Opequon, Winchester, Fisher’s Hill, and Cedar Creek during the Shenandoah Valley campaign and in the siege of Petersburg. The regiment lost during service: 201 men killed and mortally wounded, 4 died from accident, 1 executed, 21 died in Confederate prisons and 112 died from disease; total loss: 339. The regiment mustered out of service on June 29, 1865. The Battle of Gettysburg. Was fought July 13, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg. Forces during the American Civil War. The battle involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war. And is often described as the war’s turning point. S Army of the Potomac. Defeated attacks by Confederate Gen. S Army of Northern Virginia. Ending Lee’s attempt to invade the North. After his success at Chancellorsville. In May 1863, Lee led his army through the Shenandoah Valley. To begin his second invasion of the Norththe Gettysburg Campaign. With his army in high spirits, Lee intended to shift the focus of the summer campaign from war-ravaged northern Virginia and hoped to influence Northern politicians to give up their prosecution of the war by penetrating as far as Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Moved his army in pursuit, but was relieved of command just three days before the battle and replaced by Meade. Elements of the two armies initially collided at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, as Lee urgently concentrated his forces there, his objective being to engage the Union army and destroy it. Low ridges to the northwest of town were defended initially by a Union cavalry division under Brig. And soon reinforced with two corps. However, two large Confederate corps assaulted them from the northwest and north, collapsing the hastily developed Union lines, sending the defenders retreating through the streets of town to the hills just to the south. On the second day of battle, most of both armies had assembled. The Union line was laid out in a defensive formation resembling a fishhook. In the late afternoon of July 2, Lee launched a heavy assault on the Union left flank, and fierce fighting raged at Little Round Top. And the Peach Orchard. On the Union right, Confederate demonstrations. Escalated into full-scale assaults on Culp’s Hill. All across the battlefield, despite significant losses, the Union defenders held their lines. On the third day of battle, fighting resumed on Culp’s Hill, and cavalry battles raged to the east and south, but the main event was a dramatic infantry assault by 12,500 Confederates against the center of the Union line on Cemetery Ridge. Known as Pickett’s Charge. The charge was repulsed by Union rifle. And artillery fire, at great loss to the Confederate army. Lee led his army on a torturous retreat back to Virginia. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers from both armies were casualties in the three-day battle. On November 19, President Lincoln used the dedication ceremony for the Gettysburg National Cemetery. To honor the fallen Union soldiers and redefine the purpose of the war in his historic Gettysburg Address. A civil war is a war. Between organized groups within the same state. Or, less commonly, between two countries created from a formerly united state. The aim of one side may be to take control of the country or a region, to achieve independence for a region or to change government policies. The term is a calque. Which was used to refer to the various civil wars of the Roman Republic. In the 1st century BC. A civil war is a high-intensity conflict, often involving regular armed forces. That is sustained, organized and large-scale. Civil wars may result in large numbers of casualties. And the consumption of significant resources. Most modern civil wars involve intervention by outside powers. According to Patrick M. Civil Wars and Foreign Powers. (2000) about two thirds of the 138 intrastate conflicts between the end of World War II. And 2000 saw international intervention, with the United States intervening in 35 of these conflicts. Civil wars since the end of World War II have lasted on average just over four years, a dramatic rise from the one-and-a-half-year average of the 19001944 period. While the rate of emergence of new civil wars has been relatively steady since the mid-19th century, the increasing length of those wars has resulted in increasing numbers of wars ongoing at any one time. For example, there were no more than five civil wars underway simultaneously in the first half of the 20th century while there were over 20 concurrent civil wars close to the end of the Cold War. Since 1945, civil wars have resulted in the deaths of over 25 million people, as well as the forced displacement. Civil wars have further resulted in economic collapse; Somalia. Are examples of nations that were considered to have promising futures before being engulfed in civil wars. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. George Washington Getty (October 2, 1819 October 1, 1901) was a career military officer in the United States Army. Most noted for his role as a division. Commander in the Army of the Potomac. During the final full year of the American Civil War. Getty was born in Georgetown, Washington, D. He was appointed to the United States Military Academy. At West Point, New York. At the age of 16, and graduated 15th out of 42 graduates in the Class of 1840. Among his classmates were future Civil War generals William T. Of the Union Army. Of the Confederate States Army. He was assigned to the artillery. As a second lieutenant. During the Mexican-American War. He campaigned with Winfield Scott. S army and received a brevet. Appointment as captain for gallantry at Contreras. He fought against the Seminole. In the last two Seminole Wars. Seeing action in 184950 and again in 185657. At the beginning of the Civil War, Getty was a captain in the 4th U. In September, 1861, he was appointed lieutenant colonel. He commanded four batteries in Maj. S 1862 Peninsula Campaign. Named Chief of Artillery of Maj. He served at the battles of South Mountain. During the Maryland Campaign. On September 25, 1862, Getty was promoted to the rank of brigadier general. Of volunteers and assigned to the infantry. During the Battle of Fredericksburg. In December, he commanded the 3rd Division of IX Corps. In March, 1863, Getty’s division was sent to Suffolk, Virginia. Where the Federal Army under Maj. S investment of the town. Which guarded the southern approaches to Norfolk. After subsequent engineering duty and command of a diversion to the South Anna River. During the Gettysburg Campaign. Getty served as acting Inspector General of the Army of the Potomac. In early 1864, He was assigned to command 2nd Division, VI Corps. He was wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness. But recovered to lead his troops during the lengthy Siege of Petersburg. And later in Maj. S Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Getty became acting commander of VI Corps when Brig. Was wounded leading the corps at the Battle of Cedar Creek. On December 12, 1864, President. Nominated Getty for appointment to the brevet. Grade of major general. Of volunteers, to rank from August 1, 1864, confirmed by the U. Senate on February 14, 1865. Getty’s division, including the famed Vermont Brigade. Made the initial breakthrough at Petersburg on April 2, 1865, and took part in the final campaign of the Army of the Potomac, which concluded with the surrender of Robert E. At Appomattox Court House. On July 17, 1866, President Andrew Johnson. Nominated Getty for appointment to the brevet grade of major general. , to rank from March 13, 1865, which the U. Senate confirmed the appointment on July 23, 1866. Getty was mustered out of the volunteer force on October 9, 1866. Our description is meant only as a reference and may not be at a level consistent with your own expertise. UPS and USPO are most often used. Txzj pxzj405 txzj-11 txzj18 txzj48 txzj115. The item “Civil War Vermont 1st Brigade General Getty and Staff photograph 5th VT Gould Lg” is in sale since Sunday, April 17, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs”. The seller is “longtrail” and is located in Shelburne, Vermont. This item can be shipped to United States.


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