Sep 29, 2022 - Sale 2615

Sale 2615 - Lot 53

Price Realized: $ 469
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(CIVIL WAR--ARKANSAS.) War-date calling card printed for General Herron of the Army of the Frontier. Calling card, 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches, printed in red and black on coated stock; minor toning. No place, 1 January 1863

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This calling card was produced for the field staff of Francis J. Herron (1837-1902), one of the most distinguished Union generals in the Army of the Frontier. He began the war as a captain in an Iowa regiment, and quickly ascended through the officer ranks. He was awarded a Medal of Honor and a promotion to Brigadier General for his work at the Battle of Pea Ridge in Arkansas. As commander of two brigades, he soon distinguished himself in three Arkansas battles, the small Battle at McGuire's Store, the Battle of Pea Ridge, and the 28 December 1862 Battle of Van Buren. Three days after Van Buren, on New Year's Day, he had these cards printed: "Maguire's! Prairie Grove! Van Buren! Compliments of Brig. Gen. F.J. Herron and Staff," naming six of his staff officers.