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Major-General W.F. Smith, (Baldy Smith) Commander of the 6th Corps. This view was taken near Malvern Hill, during the 'seven days' fight' in 1862
Civil War stereographs, 1861-1865.
Photographic history. The war for the Union. War views.
Brady & Co. (Washington, D.C.)Taylor, John C., distributor
1862, published later
New-York Historical Society
Stereograph: Group portrait of General Smith with other soldiers.
United States. Army. Corps, 6th (1862-1865)--PhotographsSmith, William Farrar, 1824-1903--PhotographsArmed Forces--Officers--PhotographsPortraits, Group--PhotographsGenerals--PhotographsUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--PhotographsSoldiers--PhotographsMalvern Hill (Va.)--Photographs
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William Farrar Smith (17 Feb. 1824-28 Feb. 1903) Officer in the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War who attained the rank of major general. Well known for opening the famous 'cracker line,'�a route by which rations, like hardtack, were brought to the Union army via the Tennessee River then overland from Brown's Ferry. Also known for being demoted after writing a letter to Abraham Lincoln complaining about the campaign plans of his superior, Ambrose E. Burnside.