Union general (1815-1872), known as 'Old Brains,' who, despite his administrative skill as general in chief, failed to achieve an overall battle strategy for Union forces. Lincoln once described him as 'little more than a first rate clerk.' Desirable 2.25 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Halleck in uniform in a three-quarter-length pose by E. & H. T. Anthony of New York, signed in the lower border in black ink, "H. W. Halleck, Major Gen'l." In fine condition, with some trivial soiling and subtle silvering to dark areas of the image.
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