Old Politicals Auction #28
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Encased in acrylic block for protection. Horizonal format with clear focus and nice contrast. McClellan was assigned 3 French Military Officers as aids early in the campaign in 1861/62 who had petitioned Lincoln to join in the Union efforts. One was the brother of the Louis Philippe I King of France (Francois) and the King’s two grandson’s (Robert and Philippe). The French Monarchy fell in 1948 and all 3 resided in England but traveled to DC to offer their services to Lincoln who accepted. They were assigned to McClellan’s staff. When the Peninsular Campaign ended, they returned to England. This CDV pictures all three sitting at the end of a mess table (officer’s dining) along with 2 other Union Officers. We think Francois is sitting at the end on the right, Philippe is sitting at the end on the left and Robert is sitting next to Francois on the right. At bottom of image is “Entered according to an Act of Congress” statement showing that this photo was filed by Gardner and Gibson with a date that appears to be 1862 but it is not clear. It is known that Gardner was assigned to McClellan’s army during this time and remained until later in the war. No other markings. Incredible image. One slight bend in lower right corner.
Important CDV Army Mess with of 3 French Princes (Royals) at McClellan’s Camp Peninsula Campaign Important CDV Army Mess with of 3 French Princes (Royals) at McClellan’s Camp Peninsula Campaign
Important CDV Army Mess with of 3 French Princes (Royals) at McClellan’s Camp Peninsula Campaign
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Auction closed on Friday, December 14, 2018.

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