William Gilpin (1815-1894)

William Gilpin attended West Point, but he dropped out after only eight months. Gilpin then fought in the Seminole War and the Mexican War. In 1843 he headed west as a member of Captain John Fremont's expedition. He was appointed the first governor of Colorado by Lincoln in 1861 and raised the 1st Colorado Volunteers who won a critical Union victory at Glorietta Pass in 1862.

Date:
1864 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES16942
Photographer:
Chamberlain
Height:
1179px
Width:
709px
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