John Frederick Hartranft, Gov. of Pa., half-length portrait, facing left


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John Frederick Hartranft, Gov. of Pa., half-length portrait, facing left

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c. 1877

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A half-body portrait photograph of Union Colonel
John Frederick Hartranft

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Half-body portrait photograph of soldier in uniform

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Library of Congress

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Colonel John Frederick Hartranft
(1830 - 1889)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Education: Union College (NY), Class of 1853
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry
On the Campaign-Along with the 51st New York, his 51st Pennsylvania were the first men to successfully storm the Lower Antietam (later Burnside's) Bridge, at about 1 pm on the 17th. He also led his Regiment in the IX Corps assaults to the outskirts of Sharpsburg later in the afternoon.

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