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20326 General John Cochrane CDV of a standing Cochrane in
uniiform with his sword. At the outbreak of the American Civil War
he became a colonel of the 65th New York Volunteer Infantry (also
known as the 1st United States Chasseurs), which he commanded in
the Peninsular Campaign. In July 1862, he was promoted to brigadier
general of volunteers, but resigned his commission in February 1863,
ostensibly on account of failing health but more likely as a result of his
political maneuverings after Fredericksburg. Before that date, he had
commanded a brigade under Brigadier General John Newton of the
VI Corps. This brigade was present at the Battle of Fredericksburg.
Cochrane had also agitated for the removal of Ambrose Burnside as
commander of the Army of the Potomac. Alexander Shaler replaced
Cochrane as commander of the brigade. Back marked E. Anthony
from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. $175