Gouverneur K. Warren (1830-1882)

Gouverneur Kemble Warren was a brevet major general of volunteers in the Union Army. He graduated from West Point in 1850, second out of forty-four classmates. Warren was a topographical engineer and taught mathematics at his alma mater. At Gettysburg he ascended Little Round Top, the key to the army's position, and found it undefended. Warren brought troops just in time and became known as the "Savior of Little Round Top." He achieved great success at Bristoe Station but angered Meade for disobeying orders at Mine Run. Warren's downfall came when he irritated the hot-tempered Sheridan by moving too slowly; Sheridan removed him from command. Warren was not granted a court of inquiry until 1879. When the court ruled in 1882, Warren had just died. Heartbroken, he had left instructions that he not be buried in his uniform.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES21050
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
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1198px
Width:
707px
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