Gideon Welles (1802-1878)

Gideon Welles was one of the founders of the Republican party and served as the secretary of the Navy under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson. He supervised the expansion of the Union naval forces and advocated the development of ironclads. Welles was also the editor of the "Hartford Times" newspaper from 1826 to 1836.

Date:
1866 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES21220
Photographer:
Alexander Gardner
Height:
1215px
Width:
707px
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