October 06, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


Civil War CDV of Captain William E. Merrill, Chief Engineer Under Sherman

Scarce carte de visite of William E. Merrill as captain, with Porter's Gallery, Cincinnati, OH backmark.

Merrill was a notable American soldier and engineer who graduated first in West Point Class of 1859. He was captured at Cheat Mountain in 1861; POW Richmond; an Engineer, Army of the Potomac, reaching rank of colonel; and Chief Engineer under General Sherman, 1867-1870. He published engineering volumes and noted for construction of Chanoine wicket moveable dam near Pittsburgh, PA.



Image has lightened a bit, few light spots. Mount corners rounded.

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