Rare Singed Carte view of Brigadier General Frederick A Starring


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This is a rare carte view of Frederick Augustus Starring. Frederick would be commissioned into the 46th Illinois Volunteer Infantry after President Lincoln himself wrote a letter to the Secretary of War attesting to his merit and asking that he be given an officers position. At First Bull Run he would serve as a volunteer aide-de-camp but would be  promoted to major in the 46th Illinois Volunteer Infantry in August, 1861. That December he would transfer as a major in the 2nd Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery . The following August he was promoted again  to Colonel of the 72nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry (the Chicago Board of Trade regiment). He served with the 17th Corps and was engaged at the battles of Fort Donelson. Uniontown, Columbus, Island No. 10, 2nd Fort Pillow, the Tallahassee Campaign, the Jazoo Pass Expedition, Point Gulf, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hill, Big Black River Bridge, the siege and capture of Vicksburg and Natchez. He as then appointed Provost Marshal General of the Department of the Gulf. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for “faithful, efficient and valuable services”. In 1869 he helped organize the Grand Army of the Republic and designed the GAR medal. This one is back marked out of New Orleans and dates to his time serving as Provost Marshall General. It does bear a pencil inscription on the reverse by Starring reading “Yours Always Fred Starring late Col 72”. There are a number of different vies of Starring out there but this is the first example I have seen of this pose. Quite a number of personal artifacts belonging to Starring are also housed in various collections. This one does come with a large stack of paper work and research on Starring. Exceptional carte view!

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