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Scarce image of Gen James M. Warner
Scarce image of Gen James M. Warner. This is the first image of Warner I have seen available in 20 plus years of dealing. Cabinet card photograph taken by Sterry, in Albany, NY.
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Warner, James M., brigadier-general, was born in the state of Vermont, was a cadet at the United States military academy from July 1, 1855, to July 1, 1860, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to brevet second lieutenant of infantry. He served on frontier duty at Fort Wise, Col., 1860-62, being commissioned second lieutenant in the 8th infantry Feb. 28, and first lieutenant in the same regiment on May 30, 1861. On Sept. 1, 1862, he was commissioned colonel of the 11th Vt. volunteers and served with heavy artillery in the defenses of Washington from the date of his commission until May 12, 1864. He then started with the Army of the Potomac on the Richmond campaign, was engaged in the battles of Spottsylvania, where he was severely wounded, and was on sick leave of absence as the result of his wound until July 8. He was then in command of the 1st brigade of Gen. Hardin's division in the defenses of Washington during Gen. Early's raid upon the capital. On Aug. 1, 1864, he was brevetted brigadier-general of volunteers for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Spottsylvania; was in the Shenandoah campaign from August to December, being engaged in the skirmish at Charlestown and the battle of the Opequan; was in command of the 1st brigade, 2nd division, 6th army corps, at the storming of Flint hill, the battles of Fisher's hill and Cedar creek, and several skirmishes. On Oct. 8, 1864, he was commissioned captain in the 8th infantry; was with the Army of the Potomac in the Richmond campaign from Dec., 1864 to April, 1865, including the siege of Petersburg, the assault of the enemy's works on March 25, the attack which terminated the siege on April 2, the pursuit of the Confederate army, the battle of Sailor's creek, and the capitulation of Gen. Lee at Appomattox. On March 13, 1865, he was brevetted major, lieutenant-colonel and colonel, for gallant and meritorious services during the rebellion, and participated in the movements of the 6th army corps to Washington and until its disbandment in July, 1865. 0n April 9, 1865, he was brevetted brigadier-general, U. S. A., for gallant and meritorious services in the field during the rebellion, and on May 8, 1865, he was given the full rank of brigadier-general of volunteers. He was mustered out of the volunteer service Jan. 15, 1866, and resigned from the regular army Feb. 13, of the same year. He engaged in business as a paper manufacturer at Albany, N. Y., which was his chief occupation during a long and successful business career. On Dec. 19, 1889, he was appointed postmaster at Albany and served in that position during the administration of President Harrison. Gen. Warner died March 16, 1897.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 8