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Lucius Fairchild | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Lucius Fairchild

Lucius Fairchild | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Photograph of Lucius Fairchild of the 2nd Wisconsin made by Mathew Brady in Washington, D.C. about three months after the Battle of Gettysburg. Severely wounded during the battle, Fairchild was briefly captured, but paroled by the Confederates. Clearly still recovering from the amputation of his left arm, Fairchild went to Washington in October, 1863 to receive his promotion to brigadier general and to resign from the Army to run for political office in Wisconsin.
DESCRIPTION
Photograph of Lucius Fairchild of the 2nd Wisconsin made by Mathew Brady in Washington, D.C. about three months after the Battle of Gettysburg. Severely wounded during the battle, Fairchild was briefly captured, but paroled by the Confederates. Clearly still recovering from the amputation of his left arm, Fairchild went to Washington in October, 1863 to receive his promotion to brigadier general and to resign from the Army to run for political office in Wisconsin.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:34330
Creation Date:circa November 1863
Creator Name:Brady's National Photographic Galleries
City:New York
County:
State:New York
Collection Name:Lucius Fairchild papers, 1819-1943
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 6018.2
Original Dimensions:2.25 x 4 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Several other portraits taken at this sitting are known, but not part of the SHSW collection.
SUBJECTS
Uniforms
People with disabilities
Wounds and injuries
Civil War, 1861-1865
Beards
Indoor photography
Moustache
Portrait photography
War casualties

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