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This sepia colored carte-de-visite shows James Gillpatrick Blunt and family. The family has been identified from left to right: daughter Sadie, Mrs. Nancy C. Blunt, James Blunt and son Rufus. Blunt a commander of Union forces during the Civil War served as a lieutenant colonel of the 2nd Kansas Volunteer regiment under General James Lane. In April 1862, Abraham Lincoln appointed Blunt to brigadier general of the Department and Army of Kansas. His effective leadership skills combined with military strategies, brought victory in a series of battles and skirmishes from Missouri to Arkansas. The success from these campaigns promoted Blunt, in March of 1863, to major general, which was the highest military rank received by any Kansan in the Union army.

Date: Between 1861 and 1865

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Item Number: 212896
Call Number: B Blunt, James G. *6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212896

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