While commanding a regiment, a brigade, a division, and a corps in the Army of the Potomac, he saw action at Bull Run, the Peninsula, South Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Harpers Ferry. At Gettysburg, he was the senior Union General in the Field. During the battle, he held the Union right from Culps Hill to across the Baltimore Pike.
His successful defense of Culps Hill was crucial to the Union victory at Gettysburg. After the fall of Vicksburg, Slocum was appointed military commander of the district. Slocum participated in the Atlanta campaign and was the first commander to enter the city on September 2, 1864.
He then served as occupation commander of Atlanta. Slocum was appointed the commander of the left wing of Shermans march through Georgia and the Carolinas, commanding the XIV and XX Corps, comprising the Army of Georgia. During this campaign, he captured the capitol of Georgia, Milledgeville, and the seaport of Savannah.In the Carolinas campaign, Slocums army saw victories in the battles of Averasborough and Bentonville, North Carolina. The March to the Sea and the Carolinas campaign were crucial to the overall Union victory in the Civil War. After the surrender of Confederate forces, Slocum was given command of the Department of Mississippi. Slocum declined an appointment in the postwar Army. He was a successful political leader, businessman and railroad developer. "Guaranteed period item from the Civil War" "Guaranteed Civil War image from the 1860's". The item "Civil War Era CDV of Union General Henry Slocum by R W Addis" is in sale since Monday, January 8, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs".
The seller is "civil_war_photos" and is located in Midland, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.