Lot 49

Winfield Scott Hancock Autographed CDV as Major General
A cdv portrait of Winfield Hancock, with E & H.T. Anthony's New York backmark, and inked inscription on verso M.W.(?)G. No. 1 / Winfield S. Hancock / Maj. Genl. A regular with extensive frontier duty, Hancock (1824-1886) received his first star in September 1861 and proceeded to earn accolades in 1862 as a division commander, assuring his second star in November 1862. Hancock won praises at Fredericksburg and executed a textbook defense at Chancellorsville. By Gettysburg, Hancock had assumed the mantel of the 2nd Corps, acting as wing commander, and was instrumental in establishing an effective defensive line along Cemetery Ridge and thwarting Longstreet's flanking maneuver against the Round Tops. On July 3, Hancock was severely wounded during the climax of Pickett's Charge and never did fully recover.
Est $800 - $1000