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(CIVIL WAR--CONFEDERATE--TEXAS.) Photograph of Brigadier General Benjamin McCulloch. Tintype, 5 1/2 x 4 inches; moderate wear with light chipping to image including a small part of the forehead. In a later cast metal frame. Np, undated
Benjamin McCulloch (1811-1862) was a soldier in the Texan Revolution who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the Confederate Army before his death at the Battle of Pea Ridge. No other examples of this civilian-dress portrait are known. The National Park Service holds a facsimile of this same copy (showing the same chipping pattern), which is presently used to illustrate their web page on the Battle of Pea Ridge. Provenance: according to an inscription on verso of the frame, by descent to the general's nephew Benjamin E. McCulloch (1845-1916), his widow Cora Barton McCulloch (1856-1943), and her grandson Barton Watson (1922-1991) of Buda, TX; thence given to Gerald Fox in March 1958. with--a collection of 9 cartes-de-visite and 4 similarly sized engravings of General McCulloch (including some duplicates).
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