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Robert C. Schenck portrait
Description: Carte de visite portrait of Robert C. Schenck (1809-1890), an Ohioan who rose to the rank of major general during the Civil War. Robert Cumming Schenck (October 4, 1809 – March 23, 1890) was born in Franklin, Ohio, and graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 1827. He was a professor at that university between 1827 and 1829. He began studying law and was admitted to the bar in 1833, commencing practice in Dayton, Ohio. He was a member of the State House of Representatives (1843-1851, 1863-1871) as well as a Union Army general in the American Civil War and an American diplomatic representative to Brazil and the United Kingdom. He was at both battles of Bull Run, took part in Jackson's Valley Campaign of 1862 and in the Battle of Cross Keys. The carte de visite was published by E. Anthony and created from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SC2027_001_01
Subjects: Military Ohio; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Military officers; Generals--United States; Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)--History; Ohio Government
Places: Franklin (Ohio); Warren County (Ohio)