John Ellis Wool (1784-1869)
John E. Wool was a veteran of the War of 1812 and the Mexican War and a major general in the Union Army. He received the Thanks of Congress and a brevet for his heroism at Buena Vista, Mexico. Wool was named brigadier general in 1841. During the Civil War, Wool took command of Fortress Monroe and kept it as a Union base for operations against Richmond. He was called to the Department of the East to restore calm after the New York draft riots. When Wool retired in 1863 he was the fourth-ranking general in the regular army. This is an engraved portrait of Wool holding a spy glass and a map standing with a battlefield in the background
- 1861 circa 5 years
- Original Format:
- Carte de Visite
- J. H. Bufford
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