Thomas W. Sweeny, Brig. Gen. Vols. and Maj. 16th Inf. U.S.A.Artist(s)Object Creation Datecirca 1862-1865Medium & Supportalbumen print on paperCredit LineGift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. AdelsonSubject matter
In this photograph, United States Army General Thomas W. Sweeny stands at a slight turn as he gazes blankly out of the picture plane. The empty sleeve which curls up near the general's belt sash indicates the amputation of his right arm, which had occurred during the Mexican-American War. Sweeny served as a general during the American Civil War (1861-65). Here he poses for Mathew Brady, who produced a large number of cartes-de-visite of various Union Army and Navy officers during the war. Physical Description
Three-quarter length portrait of a bearded man with one arm in a military uniform. Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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cartes-de-visite (card photographs)