General John H. Martindale CDV

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Here is a nice carte as brigadier general, published by R.W. Addis/McClees Gallery, Washington, with ink identification in the recto margin. Overall fine.

About:

In August 1861, John H. Martindale was commissioned a brigadier general of volunteers in the Union Army, and participated in all the battles of the Peninsula Campaign in V Corps. After the retreat from Malvern Hill, he was brevetted a major general of volunteers, and appointed Military Governor of Washington, D.C., a post he held from November 1862 to May 1864. Afterward he returned to field service, fighting with the XVIII Corps in the Bermuda Hundred Campaign, the Battle of Cold Harbor and the Siege of Petersburg, commanding the corps briefly in mid-July 1864. In September 1864 he resigned his commission because of bad health.

He was New York State Attorney General from 1866 to 1867, elected in 1865 on the Republican ticket.

In 1877, one of his clients tried to shoot him at his law office in Rochester, New York. He died in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France, and was buried at the Batavia Cemetery in Batavia, New York.

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