Samuel K. Zook (1823-1863)

Samuel Kosciuzko Zook was a brigadier general of volunteers in the Union Army. As a young man he made important discoveries about the properties of electricity. Zook was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the 6th NY State Militia in 1861 and then transferred to the 57th NY. He was appointed brigadier general in November, 1862, but his bright promise was cut off when he was wounded at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863, and died the following day. Zook was posthumously brevetted major general of volunteers. This carte de visite is an engraved portrait of General Zook.

1862 circa 5 years
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Carte de Visite
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