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David Morrison (1823-1896)

David Morrison (1823-1896)
Title
David Morrison (1823-1896)
Date 
ca. 1865
Medium 
Silvered plaster and wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 14 1/4 x 11 x 12 in. ( 36.2 x 27.9 x 30.5 cm )
Description 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line 
Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
Object Number 
1934.152
Marks 
inscriptions: Signed under shoulder: "Aug. A. Langenbahn" inscriptions: across bottom of relief: "General David Morrison" inscibed: on frame: "X.35" [old N-YHS cat #]
Gallery Label 
A native of Glasgow, Scotland, the subject immigrated to New York in 1842. In May 1861 he was commissioned captain of company E of the 79th (New York Highland) Regiment; he was promoted to lieutenant colonel in January 1862 and to colonel in February 1863. He was breveted brigadier general in March 1865 for his "gallant and meritorious conduct" near Spotsylvania Court House in Virginia, in which action he was wounded.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group