Bv't. Maj. Gen. John C. Caldwell and staff posed in front of tent


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Bv't. Maj. Gen. John C. Caldwell and staff posed in front of tent

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Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882, photographer

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A group photo of Union Major General John C. Caldwell and staff in uniform posing in front of a tent

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Brigadier General John Curtis Caldwell
(1833 - 1912)
Home State: Maine
Education: Amherst, Class of 1855
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Brigade, 1st Division, II Corps
On the Campaign-He was in command of the 1st Brigade of the 1st Division/Second (II) Corps. In the attack of the First Division on the Sunken Road on the morning of the 17th, he was probably not at the head of his Brigade. It was reported to the Division commander, MGen Richardson, that Caldwell was somewhere to the rear "hiding behind a haystack", at which time (after some colorful swearing) Richardson took personal command of the Brigade. MGen Richardson was killed in that assault.

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