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JOHN A ANDREW PORTRAIT GOV OF MASS, FOUNDED MASS 54TH CIVIL WAR BLACK TROOPS

$150.00

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John A. Andrew (1818-1867), Sepia Carte-de-Visite Portrait, 2.5 x 4, an anti-slavery Whig who joined the Republican Party after its formation, helped muster legal aid for John Brown after the raid on Harper's Ferry (1859). He won landslide election as Massachusetts Governor the following hear. As a Civil War Governor (1861-1865), he strongly supported President Lincoln and the Union cause, endorsed emancipation, and was instrumental in organizing the first black regiments for the Union Army, including the 54th Massachusetts Infantry immortalized in the movie Glory. In fine condition, minor age toning and some writing on the reverse.

$150   #11643