By: Thomas Wagner & Alden Winch
Date: 1862 (circa) Philadelphia
Dimensions: 18 x 13.25 inches
Black & white Portrait of Nathaniel Banks, who was and American politician from Massachusetts and a Union general during the Civil War. Banks was appointed as one of the first "political" major generals by Lincoln, but suffered numerous setbacks and failures as a military leader including a defeat at the hand of Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah River Valley.
After the Civil War, Nathaniel Banks returned to the political scene and played a role in southern reconstruction efforts and was a prominent supporter of Manifest Destiny, the purchase of Alaska from the Russians, and the Women's Suffrage Movement.
Condition: Good with slight foxing
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