Captain John L. Sparks, A.A.I.G

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Description
Captain John L. Sparks, A.A.I.G, carte-de-visite, by Edward P. Hipple, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c.1860s
John L. Sparks rose in rank over the course of the Civil War with the 1st Delaware Volunteers. On September 16, 1862, he was appointed to the position of first lieutenant of Company G. Then on February 20, 1863, Sparks was made captain of Company K. He was also the acting assistant inspector general of the 3rd Brig. 2nd Div, 2nd Corps. Field reports written by Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Smyth (catalog #3955W) gives Sparks high praise for his bravery and conduct under heavy pressure at the 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, as well as in other engagements.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1861-1865
depicted (sitter)
Sparks, John L.
maker
Hipple, Edward P.
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 2 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
PG.3955D
accession number
117896
catalog number
3955D
Credit Line
Gift of M.W Seville
subject
Civil War
related event
Battle of Antietam, 1862
Civil War
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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