: Carte de visite portrait of Colonel Henry S. Commager of the 184th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and a captain in Company A of the 67th O.V.I. The photograph was taken during his military service.
Commager (ca. 1817-1867) enlisted as a private at age 44 in Company A of the 14th Ohio Infantry Regiment on April 22, 1861. He steadily rose through the ranks, re-enlisting in Company A, Ohio 67th Infantry Regiment, on October 8, 1861, and continuing his advancement. He was promoted to full colonel on February 22, 1865, mustering out and enlisting in Company S, Ohio 184th Infantry Regiment, then was promoted to brigadier general on February 27. He mustered out of service on September 20, 1865, at Nashville, Tennessee. He died on August 14, 1867, and is buried in Galveston, Texas. Commager is the grandfather of his namesake Henry Steele Commager, born in 1902, a noted American historian. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Military officers; Generals--United States; Portrait photography Places