Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Who is this young solider?

In preparation for the Military History Carnival coming to the APB, I thought I'd offer a military picture for you to figure out. You should be able to easily figure out the era and then its just a matter of narrowing it down.

6 comments:

M said...

James Garfield?

Jennie W said...

Close, but no.

M said...

Hayes?

Jennie W said...

You are in the right period - this is a Civil War soldier, but it isn't Hayes either.

This man started as a Lieutenant and left as a General. My big clue is that this man was with Sherman's army when Atlanta fell.

M said...

Benjamin Harrison, and the picture is even at Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:GenBenHarrison.jpg.

Thanks for the hint.

Jennie W said...

Yes, but it is also on the homepage of the Benjamin Harrison Home: http://www.presidentbenjaminharrison.org/Harrison/CivilWar.htm