Brigadier General William Pratt Wainwright of 29th New York Infantry Regiment and 76th New York Infantry Regiment in uniform with sword

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Brigadier General William Pratt Wainwright of 29th New York Infantry Regiment and 76th New York Infantry Regiment in uniform with sword

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Addis, R. W. (Robert W.), -1874, photographer

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1861-1865

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A full-body portrait photograph of Union Brigadier General William Pratt Wainwright in Uniform with a sword

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Full-body portrait photograph of General in uniform

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Library of Congress

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Colonel William Pratt Wainwright
(1818 - ?)
Home State: New York
Education: U of the City of New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 76th New York Infantry
On the Campaign-Initially in command of the 76th New York Infantry, he relieved BGen Abner Doubleday as CO, 2nd Brigade of the 1st Division, I Corps when Doubleday took over the Division on September 14th. Doubleday had been called up to replace BGen Hatch, wounded at South Mountain. Col Wainwright was himself wounded in the arm later on September 14th, and was replaced by LCol Hoffman, of the 56th PA. The Brigade was held in reserve north of the Poffenberger farm to protect Hooker's I Corps artillery.

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