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Autographed CDV of Gen. Charles A. Heckman, POW Drewry's Bluff, Virginia
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
Brig. Gen. Charles A. Heckman, ink autographed beneath portrait with another applied autograph on verso, no studio imprint. A native of Easton, PA, Heckman served in the Mexican War as a Sgt., and at the start of the Civil War, was commissioned Capt. in the 1st PA Regt. 4/61, later becoming Maj. of the 9th NJ Vols. 10/61, Lt. Col. 12/61, Col. 2/62, commissioned Brig. Gen. of Vols. 11/62. Heckman led the 18th and 25th Corps in the Carolinas and in the defense of Norfolk and Portsmouth. He was wounded at New Berne and Young's cross-roads, NC, as well as Port Walthall, VA. Heckman was captured at Drewry's Heights after repulsing five Confederate assaults and was first taken to Libby Prison, then Macon, GA, and Charleston, SC, where he was one of 51 officers that were placed under fire of the national guns. He was exchanged the following August and went on to command the 18th Army Corps at the capture of Fort Harrison, and led the 25th Corps in Jan.-Feb., 1865. Heckman resigned 5/65.

Provenance:  
The Robert Trownsell Collection


Condition:  
VG, with even toning, corners rounded. 
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