Edwin D. Morgan (1811-1883)

Edwin Denison Morgan was a successful businessman who served in the New York state legislature where he sponsored the legislation that founded Central Park in New York City. He served as governor of New York from 1858 until 1862. Lincoln commissioned him a major general of volunteers to run the military department of that state and improve the defenses of New York Harbor. Morgan was elected a United States Senator from New York and served from 1863 until 1869.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Glass Negative Print
Item#:
MES19006
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1063px
Width:
660px
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