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Civil War Harper's Weekly, September 10, 1864

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SEPTEMBER 10, 1864.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

589

MAJOR-GENERAL WRIGHT AND STAFF.--[PHOTOGRAPHED BY BRADY.]

GENERAL WRIGHT AND STAFF.

WE give above portraits of General WRIGHT and Staff. General HORATIO GATES WRIGHT, a native of Connecticut, became a Cadet at West Point in 1837, and graduated with the rank of Second Lieutenant of Engineers in 1841. He was appointed as Acting Assistant Professor of Engineering in that Academy in 1842, a position which he occupied for a year, when he was made Assistant Professor. In February, 1848, he was promoted to be First Lieutenant in the regular army. He entered the war at the beginning, and was given the rank of a Brigadier-General. He was one of the most efficient of the general officers connected with the

Port Royal expedition ; and in March, 1862, he was engaged in the capture of Fernandina, Florida. Having been promoted to a Major-Generalship he was, in August, 1862, assigned to the command of the Department of Ohio. Upon the reorganization of the Army of the Potomac General WRIGHT'S Division was made the First Division, the Sixth Corps, under General SEDGWICK. When SEDGWICK was killed in May General WRIGHT succeeded to the command of the Corps.

GENERAL JOHN W. GEARY.

BRIGADIER-GENERAL JOHN W. GEARY, whose portrait we give on this page, is a native of Pennsylvania.

He was Lieutenant-Colonel of ROBERTS'S Pennsylvania Regiment of Volunteers in the Mexican war. He was in command of this regiment in the battle of Chapultepec, and was wounded in the action. Notwithstanding this he resumed the command that same clay in the attack of De Belen gate. He was elevated to the rank of a Colonel November 3, 1847. The next year he was appointed Post-master of San Francisco.

General GEARY entered the present war as Colonel of the Twenty-Eighth Pennsylvania Regiment. In the latter part of 1861, his regiment, attached to General BANKS'S command, was posted in the vicinity of Harper's Ferry on the Upper Potomac. Here GEARY was engaged in some pretty rough encounters

with bodies of armed rebels, from five hundred to a thousand strong. In March, 1861, we find him Acting Brigadier-General at Leesburg. During McCLELLAN'S peninsular campaign GEARY was stationed with his brigade in the vicinity of White Plains, Virginia. It was about this 'time that he received his commission as Brigadier-General, commanding the First Brigade of the Second Division of the old Second Corps. This brigade GEARY led in the terrible battle of Cedar Mountain, where he received his second wound. Afterward GEARY'S command, together with WILLIAMS'S and GREEN'S, constituted the Twelfth Corps. This corps in the battle of Gettysburg, July, 1868, held the extreme right. GEARY'S command was transferred to Tennessee last winter.

BRIGADIER-GENERAL JOHN W. GEARY.

FRANCIS MUELLER THE MURDERER OF MR. BRIGGS.-- PHOTOGRAPHED BY CLARK.-[SEE FIRST PAGE.]

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