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19243 Confederate General Lawrence S. Baker
A rare large saltprint in great condition.
During the Gettysburg Campaign, Baker was
wounded at the Battle of Brandy Station.
However, he capably led his men in a number of
cavalry actions, culminated in the fighting at
East Cavalry Field at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Baker assumed command of Brig. Gen. Wade
Hampton's brigade when that officer was
severely wounded by a saber slash. He was
promoted to brigadier general on July 23, 1863,
in recognition for his valiant service covering
the retreat of the Army of Northern Virginia.
Eight days later, he was severely wounded in the
right arm while resisting a Federal crossing of
the Rappahannock River, and was incapacitated
for nearly a year. Print measures 4 X 6 1/8 sight
and frame measures 11 1/2X14 ½”. $3,500