Earl Van Dorn

Earl Van Dorn was a major general in the Confederate Army. He was a West Pointer (1842) from Mississippi. Van Dorn resigned the U.S. Army in 1861 and was named brigadier general of the Mississippi State Troops. One month later Van Dorn was appointed major general. On May 7, 1863, a jealous husband, Dr. George Peters, killed him.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES18272
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1208px
Width:
733px
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