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Two CDVs of BBGs: Benjamin F. Fisher, AoP Chief Signal Officer, and Thomas Eckert, Chief of War Dept. Telegraph Staff
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
Lot of 2: Bvt. Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Fisher, Col. Signal Corps, Chief Signal Officer of the Army of the Potomac, and Capt. 32nd Penn., from which he was detached for a time in 1862 in order to configure telegraph communication for Professor Lowe's Balloon Corps, generally recognized as the first practical military air support; captured leaving the battle of Chancellorsville and sent to Libby Prison, from which he made a famous escape with over 10 others; carte by Alexander Gardner, Photographer to the Army of the Potomac. Bvt. Brig. Gen. Thomas Eckert, Chief of War Dept. Telegraph Staff; Capt. & Asst. Aide-de-camp to Gen. McClellan; after the war Asst. Sec. of War to Stanton in the Johnson administration and an executive with Western Union; unmounted albumen print in civilian dress.

Provenance:  
The Robert Trownsell Collection


Condition:  
Very good.
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