General Thomas W. Sweeny Signed CIVIL War CDV Photo From Gen’l Crosman Album

General Thomas W. Sweeny Signed CIVIL War CDV Photo From Gen'l Crosman Album

General Thomas W. Sweeny Signed CIVIL War CDV Photo From Gen'l Crosman Album

We are offering in this listing one original 1860′s Civil War cdv sepia albumen photo of General Thomas William Sweeny. An appealing seated pose with excellent contrast. The photo is ink signed with rank T. The signature which was clipped from a larger piece was affixed, in period, to the front bottom of the photo. A tiny bit of the bottom of the “g” in Brig. Is gone from when the clipped signature was attached to the cdv. This is an authentic autograph in the hand of General Thomas W. Sweeny & it is guaranteed entirely original in all respects. The back has the photographer’s marking Charles D. “Specialite, ” 587 Broadway, New York. This cdv is one part of a 98 piece collection of cdv photos that was formed during the Civil War and slightly after by General George Hampden Crosman & his wife. The Crosman album contained a number of scarce & elusive cdvs of Union generals as well as a number of cdvs of Union generals with original autographs. This cdv measures 4 1/16 inches tall by 2 1/2 inches wide. The back has, in period, penciled identification in an unknown hand. There is some minor wear to the top edge of the matt. There is a chip off of the top right corner of the matt. There is a small nick off of the attached signature paper at the bottom border. Our inventory number of this item is #5868. S & is available only to addresses in the U. Sweeny Thomas Sweeny was born on 25 December 1820 & died on 10 April 1892. Sweeny was an Irish soldier who served in the Mexican-American War and then was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. In 1866, as the Fenian Secretary of War, in an effort to bring pressure on the British to free Ireland, he led a force of Irish-Americans north to capture Canada. The invasion was a fiasco, and, for his efforts, he was arrested by U. Officials but was released without a trial. Sweeny was born at Cork, Ireland, on Christmas Day, 1820. He immigrated to the United States in 1833. In 1846, he enlisted as a second lieutenant in Burnett’s New York Volunteers, and fought under General Winfield Scott in Mexico. At the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Sweeny was wounded in the groin. During the Battle of Churubusco, he was seriously wounded to his right arm, causing it to be amputated. For his heroics, his fellow servicemen nicknamed him “Fighting Tom”. Despite this possible career-ending injury, he continued serving with the 2nd US Infantry until the outbreak of the Civil War. From 1850 to 1853, Sweeny played prominent role in the Yuma War, where he fought in several small engagements against native Americans. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Sweeny was in command of the arsenal at St. In reply to efforts of Confederate sympathizers to induce him to surrender that important post, he declared that before he would do so, he would blow it up. As second in command, he participated in the capture of Camp Jackson in May 1861 and later assisted in organizing the Home Guards. He was chosen as the brigadier general of that organization. Sweeny commanded the Fifty-second Illinois at Fort Donelson. At Shiloh, in command of a brigade, he successfully defended a gap in the Union line. Hackleman was killed at Corinth. He commanded the Second Division of the Sixteenth Army Corps in the Atlanta campaign. At the Battle of Atlanta Sweeny’s division intercepted John B. Hood’s flank attack. Sweeny got into a fistfight with his corps commander, General Grenville M. Dodge, when Dodge broke protocol and personally directed one of Sweeny’s brigades during the fight. Sweeny received a court-martial for these actions but was acquitted. In 1866, he commanded the ill-fated Fenian invasion of Canada, after which he was arrested for breaking neutrality laws between the United States and Britain, but was soon released. He retired from the Regular Army in 1870 as a brigadier general. Sweeny retired to Astoria on Long Island. He died there on April 10, 1892, and is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. The item “GENERAL THOMAS W. SWEENY SIGNED CIVIL WAR CDV PHOTO FROM GEN’L CROSMAN ALBUM” is in sale since Sunday, February 05, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\CDVs”. The seller is “imajgin” and is located in Lampeter, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Signed?: Signed
  • Date of Creation: 1860-1869
  • Photo Type: CDV
  • Subject: Military & Political
  • Color: Sepia
  • Framing: Unframed
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 7″)
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States


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