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General Edward Whitaker, 1st CT Cavalry and Custer's Chief of Staff

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Cartes-De-Visite25 of 328Unusual tinted smiling boy cdvCivil War Chaplain of the 1st CT Cavalry (Custer's Cavalry Division)
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    Posted 2 years ago

    scottvez
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    Edward Whitaker served most of the Civil War with the 1st CT Cavalry, rising from a Sergeant in 1861 to a Brevet Brigadier General at the War's end.

    He served in some key positions-- as General Custer's Chief of Staff and negotiated the initial surrender talks of the Army of Northern VA. He was also present at Lee's surrender, with a contingent of the 1st CT who escorted General Grant to the surrender.

    In this carte de visite, Whitaker is shown wearing the Custer Cavalry Division badge on his chest. This image is an unusual find as most of his photographs do not show him wearing the badge.

    Reproduction in any form is prohibited without written permission.

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    1. Carlie Carlie, 2 years ago
      What a wonderful picture! I have a copy of a picture of my great-great-grandfather in his uniform who fought in the Civil War. Thanks for sharing!
    2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting carlie-- when you have a chance post your g- grandfathers photo.

      Forgot to mention that Whitaker was a Medal of Honor recipient during the Civil War.

      scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks spirit and vetraio.

      scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thank tintyper.

      scott

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