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Lithographs by Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co. Cincinnati, late 1862 to early 1864. Uncolored, except as noted.
Perhaps in late 1861, but certainly by mid-1862, the Cincinnati lithographic firm of Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co. began to issue a series of portraits of Civil War figures: politicians as well as military and naval officers. As discussed in Milt Kaplan's "Heads of States" (Winterthur Portfolio 6. Charlottesville, 1970 Pp. 135-150), prints of different figures share the same, or very similar backgrounds, with the identical horses, landscapes, troops, ships, desks, and so forth. We have recorded 52 different military figures, appearing in 62 different images, sharing fifteen backgrounds (six of which have variations, for a total of 27 distinct backgrounds).
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- Nathaniel Prentiss Banks. (1816-1894)
- Louis Blenker. (1812-1863)
- "Louis Blenker./ Brig. Genl. U.S.A." Background S6a. Two tone lithograph.
- Ambrose Everett Burnside. (1824-81)
- Benjamin Franklin Butler. (1818-1893)
- Michael Corcoran. (1827-1863)
- Samuel Ryan Curtis. (1817-1866)
- Jefferson Columbus Davis. (1828-1879)
- John Adams Dix. (1798-1879)
- Ebenezer Dumont. (1814-1871)
- "E. Dumont./ Brig. Genl. U.S.A." Background S13b.
- E(phraim) Elmer Ellsworth. (1837-1861)
- William Buel Franklin. (1823-1903)
- John Charles Frémont. (1813-1880)
- Quincy Adams Gillmore. (1825-1888)
- Ulysses Simpson Grant. (1822-1885)
Note: Early in the war, U.S. Grant wore his beard in a long, wild manner. One photograph, taken in Cairo, OH, shows this shaggy image, which Grant shortly changed by clipping his beard under direction of his wife Jessie. However, when Grant achieved fame with the victory at Vicksburg, this was one of the only images available of the General, so this long-bearded Grant appeared in many prints of the time, though by then he was close-shaved.
To add to this confusion, it appears that there was photograph of a beef contractor, named William Grant, who also had his photograph taken about the same time in Cairo. William Grant, with his own long beard, resembled U.S. Grant and so William's photograph was often used mistakenly for that of Ulysses. This image was attributed to U.S. Grant in the illustrated newspapers of the day and also appeared as a steel engraving so labeled. (Cf. W. Fletcher Thompson, Jr. The Image of War. Pp. 119-120.)
It is not clear if this portrait is based on the U.S. Grant Cairo photograph or the William Grant photograph. The beard is closer to that of William, but the hat appears in the Ulysses photograph. Perhaps this is an artist's attempt to combine the two different images into a composite "true" image?
- Henry Wagner Halleck. (1815-1872)
- Samuel Peter Heintzelman. (1805-1880)
- Joseph Hooker. (1814-1879)
- David Hunter. (1802-1886)
- Frederick West Lander. (1821-62)
- "Fred. W. Lander,/ Brig. Genl. U.S.A." Background S6a. With sepia tint stone.
- James Henry Lane? (1814-1866)
Note: It is not certain whether this is James H. Lane, who does not seem to have ever been made a Brig. General, though he was a Major General in the Kansas militia. This print might be intended to be John Quincy Lane from Ohio, who was a Brig. General.
- "Jim. Lane/ Brig. Genl. U.S.A." Background S6a. With sepia tint stone.
- John Alexander Logan? (1826-1886)
Note: We have found no mention of a Joseph A. Logan, so the print is probably intended to be of John A. Logan, who was a Major General.
- "Joseph A. Logan./ Maj. Genl. U.S.A." Background S4b.
- Nathaniel Lyon. (1818-61)
- William Haines Lytle. (1826-63)
- George Brinton McClellan. (1826-1885)
Note: Another EFC image of McClellan appears on the music sheet "En Avant!".
- John Alexander McClernand. (1812-1900)
- Alexander McDowell McCook. (1831-1903)
- Robert Latimer McCook. (1827-1862)
- Irwin McDowell. (1818-1885)
- "Irwin Mc.Dowell,/ Maj. Genl.. U.S.A." Background S12.
- George Gordon Meade. (1815-1872)
- "Geo. G. Meade./ Maj. Genl. U.S.A./ Commander Of The Potomac Army." Background S14a.
- Thomas Francis Meagher. (1823-67)
- Minor Millikin. (d. 1863)
- Ormsby McKnight Mitchel. (1809-1862)
- William Nelson. (1824-1862)
- "William Nelson/ Brig. Genl. U.S.A." Background S6b. With sepia tint stone.
- Peter Joseph Osterhaus. (1823-1917)
- "P.J. Osterhaus/ Brig.Genl.U.S.A." Background S15.
- William Starke Rosecrans. (1819-1898)
- Lovell Harrison Rousseau. (1818-1869)
- Lovell Harrison Rousseau? (1818-1869)
Note: We have not found a L.S. Rosseau. This print may be meant as an image of L.H. Rousseau, whose last name is sometimes spelled "Rosseau."
- Robert Cumming Schenk. (1809-1890)
- "Robert C. Schenk./ Maj. Genl. U.S.A." Background S14b.
- Carl Schurz. (1829-1906)
- "Carl Schurz./ Maj. Gen. U.S.A." Background S5b.
- Thomas West Sherman. (1813-79)
Note: There is no apparent reason why the background for this army officer has a naval theme.
- "T.W. Sherman./ Brig. Genl. U.S.A." Background N4. With sepia tint stone with detail.
- William Tecumseh Sherman. (1820-1891)
- James Shields. (1806-1879)
- "James Shields/ Brig. Genl. U.S.A." Background S6a. Two toned lithograph.
- Daniel Edgar Sickles. (1825-1914)
- Franz Sigel. (1824-1902)
- "Franz Sigel./ Brig. Genl. U.S.A." Background S9. Chromolithograph.
- "Franz Sigel./ Maj. Genl. U.S.A." Background S9. This image is from the same stone as the first version, but it is not a chromolithograph and it has more stars on the horse blanket.
- George Stoneman. (1822-1894)
- Jeremiah Cutler Sullivan. (1830-1890)
- Edwin Vose Sumner. (1797-1863)
- George Henry Thomas. (1816-1870)
- Lewis Wallace. (1827-1905)
- William Harvey Lamb Wallace. (1821-62)
- "W.H.L. Wallace/ Brig. Genl. U.S.A." Background S4c. With sepia tint stone.
- "W.Y.L. Wallace/ Brig. Genl. U.S.A." Background S4c. With sepia tint stone.
- August Willich. (1810-1878)
- John Ellis Wool. (1789-1869)
- "John E. Wool./ Maj. Genl. U.S.A." Background S4a Chromolithograph.
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