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. In this portrait, Wool is wearing his major general's uniform.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES21457
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1189px
Width:
725px
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