Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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ALFRED N. DUFFIE (1835-1880) Union brigadier general commissioned a captain in the 2nd N.Y. Cavalry, rising through the ranks to be appointed colonel of the 1st R.I. Cavalry in July, 1862. Served with distinction at Cedar Mountain, 2nd Bull Run and at Kelly's Ford to be promoted brigadier general. Fought at Brandy Station, later captured by Mosby in October, 1864. Carte de visite photograph showing Duffie in a full standing pose with saber before his tent, likely while at 2nd Bull Run. The verso is inscribed: "Prov. R.I. Dec. 8 1910 This picture of Alfred N. Duffie was taken when he was Colonel of 1st R.I. Cav. Vols. Probably in 1863 as he stood in the front of his tent. George N. Bliss Late Captain of Co. C 1st R.I. Cav. Vols." Fine condition. GEORGE N. BLISS served under Duffie in the 1st R.I. Cavalry and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in countering a Confederate attack at Waynesboro, Va. on Sep. 28, 1864. While in command of the provost guard in the village, he saw the Union lines in flight before the attack of a greatly superior force of the enemy, mustered his guard, and, without orders, joined in the defense and charged the enemy without support. He received three saber wounds, his horse was shot, and he was taken prisoner.
GEN. ALFRED N. DUFFIE C.D.V. INSCRIBED BY 1ST RHODE ISLAND MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT
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Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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