CIVIL WAR UNION GENERAL DAVID B. BIRNEY by E. W. BECKWITH with REVENUE STAMP
We are offering a CDV photograph of a Civil War Union General whom we believe to be Major General David B. The photograph is by E. A revenue stamp is affixed to the back of the CDV. Due to his father's politics, the family moved to Michigan and then to Philadelphia. As the country was preparing for war, Birney acquired the position of lieutenant colonel in the Pennsylvania militia. After the attack on Fort Sumter, Birney raised a regiment of volunteers - the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Birney was assigned to General McClellan's Army of the Potomac and received a promotion to brigadier general in February of 1862.
Birney fought in numerous campaigns under General Kearny, General Heintzelman, General Pope, General Stoneman, General Sickles (Battle of Gettysburg where Confederate General Longstreet crippled Birney's division). He then served under General Grant, where he was wounded at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
Impressed with Birney, General Grant assigned him to command troops in General Butler's Army. The item "CIVIL WAR UNION GENERAL DAVID B. BECKWITH with REVENUE STAMP" is in sale since Monday, July 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs".
The seller is "propicker" and is located in Santa Clarita, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Conflict: Civil War (1861-65)