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General James Shields
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General James Shields a standing CDV of Shields with his hand in his jack et and holding a bummer cap. Back marked E& HT Anthony, New York, Brady’s National Portrait Gallery He served during the Mexican war, being severely wounded both at Cerro Gordo and Chapultepec, and for meritorious and gallant services
on the former occasion was commissioned brigadier-general and brevet major-general. He served under Gen. Taylor on the Rio Grande and under Gen. Wood at Chihuahua. After resigning from the army he was appointed governor of Oregon in 1848. He served as U. S. senator from Illinois 1849-55, and was U. S. senator from Minnesota from 1858-60, and afterward settled in California. He was in Mexico at the outbreak of the Civil war, engaged in superintending a mine, but at once went to Washington and offered his services for the cause of the Union. He was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers on Aug. 19, 1861
assigned to the command of Gen. Lander's brigade after the latter's death, and was placed at the head of a division of Gen. N. P. Banks' Army of the Shenandoah, March 29, 1862. He took a leading part in the battles of Winchester and Port Republic, and resigned from the service in 1863. $195

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