Sergeant George Steel 19th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

$150

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Description

Carte view identified as George Steel of Chicago, Illinois. George would muster as a sergeant with Company E in June, 1861. The 19th Illinois partially consisted of several companies which formally made up Elmer Ellsworth’s,  American Zouave Cadets. The regiment would see action in a number of severe fights. Most notably the Battle of Stone’s River where the men of the regiment would make a valiant charge. They would serve admirably through Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Resaca and the Atlanta Campaign. George would end the war with the same rank he entered it with. He would be mustered out of service in July, 1864. Period pencil id across the front bottom reading “Yours Truly Geo. Steel”. Back marked out of Chicago where the regiment was both raised and mustered out of service.

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