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William T. Sherman
Gen. William T. Sherman Twice Signed CDV, Inscribed to a Prominent American Actress The recipient was Rose Eytinge, an early Jewish star of the Victorian era stage
1511. 15/11/1887. Gen. William T. Sherman was the most creative and intuitively brilliant of all the high-ranking Union generals of the Civil War. He was groundbreaking as well, as he used the practice of total warfare during his signature “March to the Sea” campaign to bring the war home to the heart of the South. Sherman’s employment of this technique exposed the weakness of the Confederacy, and also earned him the lasting enmity of Southerners. Nevertheless, he epitomized the characteristics of a master tactician, and because of his warfare tactics, the Civil War ended with a Union victory much sooner than it would otherwise have.Rose Eytinge was a Jewish American actress and author and rose to become one of the most popular female stars of the 1860s and 1870s. At 17, she embarked on her professional stage career, appearing in New York with such legendary performers Edwin Booth. She also toured Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, where President Abraham Lincoln attended several of her performances and invited her to the White House. Eytinge’s acting career went into hiatus for several years beginning in 1869 when she married and left the country with her second husband, George H. Butler, U.S. consul general to Egypt.From 1869-1883, a group of 50 American military officers, veterans of the Union and Confederate armies, were dispatched to Egypt to help establish a national army and a military training program, based on the model of West Point. The “Americans on the Nile” project was launched by the enlightened Khedive of Egypt, the administrator f … [Click Below for Full Description]
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