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Artist:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
William Tecumseh Sherman, 8 Feb 1820 - 14 Feb 1891  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard, 8 Nov 1830 - 26 Oct 1909  Search this
John Alexander Logan, 9 Feb 1826 - 26 Dec 1886  Search this
William Babcock Hazen, 1830 - 1887  Search this
Jefferson Columbus Davis, 2 Mar 1828 - 30 Nov 1879  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum, 24 Sep 1827 - 14 Apr 1894  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower, 22 Aug 1827 - 6 Jan 1870  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 36.7 x 45.5cm (14 7/16 x 17 15/16")
Mount: 54.7 x 61cm (21 9/16 x 24")
Mat: 61 x 71.1cm (24 x 28")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
1865
Exhibition Label:
Appointed in 1865 as the U.S. Army's commanding general for the territories west of the Mississippi River, William T. Sherman applied in his confrontation with Native Americans the same scorched-earth tactics he had utilized against the Confederates during the Civil War. During the four years he held this post, Sherman was principally responsible for protecting those who were constructing the transcontinental railroad. Toward this end he established a network of military outposts throughout the West and negotiated peace treaties with several Native tribes. Yet when some groups refused to accept a new life on reservations, Sherman was ruthless in subjugating them. Remarking that all Native Americans not on reservations "are hostile and will remain so until killed off," he led the effort to decimate the buffalo population, a vital food source for many. In this group photograph from 1865, Sherman is seated at the center with his arms and legs crossed.
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Interior\Studio\Photography  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Male  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Politics and Government\US Senator\Illinois  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Illinois  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Male  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Male  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\Captain  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Male  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Banker  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Male  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Education\Founder\University  Search this
William Babcock Hazen: Male  Search this
William Babcock Hazen: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
William Babcock Hazen: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
William Babcock Hazen: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Jefferson Columbus Davis: Male  Search this
Jefferson Columbus Davis: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Jefferson Columbus Davis: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal\Murderer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.94.97
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm426a2cf64-1a09-4665-9f97-3b11faa06d33
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.94.97