Union 1st Lieutenant James Byrne Carte de Visite Signed

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Here is a wonderful CDV beautifully written: “Respectfully / Yours &c Byrne.” Measuring 2.5″ x 4″ it features a waist-up view of the young Union officer.  The reverse bears the photographer’s imprint-E. E. Henry of Leavenworth, Kansas. Overall very clean with identification notations on the reverse. Quite rare, the first I have seen. A nice crisp image with bold handwriting, perfect for your collection.

Byrne, a native of Ireland, was possibly the youngest general in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. As a member of Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks‘s Army of the Gulf, he saw extensive action in Louisiana during the Red River campaign of 1864. Byrne was brevetted to brigadier general for gallantry at the battles of Pleasant Hill and Campti and to major general for his conduct at the battles of Moore’s Plantation (May 5–6, 1864) and Yellow Bayou (May 18, 1864), both brevets being issued on March 13, 1865.

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