Charles Frederick Henningsen (1815-1877)

Charles Frederick Henningsen was a military adventurer, born in either Belgium or England. He fought in Spain and in Hungary before coming to the United States in 1851. In favor of slavery and U.S. expansionism, he joined William Walker's military expedition to Nicaragua in 1855. Henningsen served as brigadier general under Walker, who had proclaimed himself president of Nicaragua. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Henningsen joined the Confederate Army and was commissioned colonel. After a reorganization, he was relieved of his command in 1862. He wrote poetry, novels, and accounts of his travels.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES17354
Photographer:
J. Gurney & Son
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1223px
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749px
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