Major General Joseph King Fernno Mansfield of General Staff U.S. Volunteers Infantry Regiment in uniform with sword

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Major General Joseph King Fernno Mansfield of General Staff U.S. Volunteers Infantry Regiment in uniform with sword

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Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries, photographer

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1861-1862

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A full-body portrait photograph of Union Brigadier General
Joseph King Fenno Mansfield in uniform with a sword

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Full-body portrait photograph of General in uniform

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Brigadier General Joseph King Fenno Mansfield
(1803 - 1862)
Home State: Connecticut
Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1822;Class Rank: 2
Command Billet: Army Corps Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Twelfth (XII) Army Corps
On the Campaign-Mansfield was given command of the Federal Twelfth (XII) Army Corps on September 15 the first field command in his 40 year Army career. He was mortally wounded before 9am on the 17th while bringing up his troops near the Cornfield and died the next day at a field hospital on the Line farm. He was succeeded in command of the XII Corps by BGen A. Williams of his First Division.

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