Godfrey Weitzel (1835-1884)
Godfrey Weitzel was a major general of volunteers in the Union Army. He graduated second in the West Point class of 1855. Early in the Civil War he was assigned to Fort Pickens, Cincinnati, Washington, and New Orleans. Late in 1864 he was appointed head of the new 25th Corps, the only exclusively African-American corps in the history of the U.S. Army. Weitzel received the distinction of commanding the first troops to enter Richmond.
- 1863 circa 5 years
- Original Format:
- Carte de Visite
- E. & H. T. Anthony & Co.
- download hi-res watermarked image
All Licensed images are available for download as jpeg files at 300 dpi of original size.
If your project requires an image at higher resolution, please contact us (be sure to include item number). Custom requests may require an additional charge.