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Three CDVs, Staff Officer BBGs: Andrew Mackay, Miles McAlester, Martin McMahon
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
Lot of 3: Anonymous carte of Bvt. Brig. Gen. Andrew Mackay in civilian attire, with inked identification beneath portrait, Col. and Quartermaster Gen., received single brevet. Carte with penciled note on verso stating that Mark Katz removed image from M. Brady order books...in mid 1980s. Post-war copyshot, no studio imprint, of Bvt. Brig. Gen. Miles Daniel McAlester, U.S. Engineers, served under Grant during the Vicksburg campaign in March of 1863; for the rest of the war, he was Chief Engineer of the Mil. Div. of West Miss; received single brevet. Goldin & Co., Washington, D.C. view of Bvt. Brig. Gen. Martin T. McMahon, Staff Officer, Army of the Potomac, received two brevets. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on 6/30/1862 at White Oak Swamp, VA. McMahon destroyed a valuable train preventing it from falling into the hands of the enemy.

Provenance:  
The Robert Trownsell Collection


Condition:  
Mackay CDV, area of slightly darker toning along left edge; albumen remounted to newer cardstock, few creases along edges and few small chips along right edge of albumen. McAlester CDV, image has lightened a bit. McMahon CDV, edges trimmed, top corners rounded.
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