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E. & H. T. Anthony
USA: New York, New York City
Photograph on paper mounted on board
overall: 4 x 2 6/16 in.; 10.16 x 6.0325 cm
Gift of Mrs. Doris Hudson May
Carte-de-visite photograph; portrait of man standing with hat in right hand and left hand resting on sword. Subject has a beard and wears a Civil War uniform. Printed on back "Published by / E. & H. T. ANTHONY, / 501 Broadway, / New York. / EA. / FROM / PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVE / in / BRADY'S / National Portrait Gallery. Written above photographic information in pencil "Gilmore." Subject is Civil War general Quincy Adams Gillmore.
Quincy Adams Gillmore was born in Ohio in 1825. He graduated from West Point in 1849, ranked first in his class. After graduation, he joined the Corps of Engineers and then returned to West Point to teach military engineering. At the start of the Civil War, Gillmore was placed on the staff of General Thomas W. Sherman. In 1862, he was promoted to brigadier general, followed by a promotion to major general in 1863. Gillmore died in New York in 1888.