This 4 x 6 cabinet card, approximately, is a fine full bust of Brigadier General Thomas Tinsley Heath. Heath began the war as a Lt. Colonel of the 5th Ohio Cavalry, and raised nearly a complete regiment (10 of 12 companies). He saw action at the Battle of Shiloh, and the Siege of Corinth, Vicksburg, etc., and was an active campaign under Sherman’s command. He would later be promoted to Colonel in August of 1863, and with the 5th Ohio, saw more combat at Chattanooga, and the Atlanta campaign.
In 1864, Heath was promoted to brevet brigadier general of volunteers, and later mustered out at the end of the war. A lawyer by profession, he returned to his home in Cincinnati and renewed his career. Thomas T. Heath passed away at the age of 90 in 1925, and was one of the last surviving brevet brigadiers having served in the Civil War.
This is a sharp image, of excellent photo quality. General Heath is seen wearing his full dress uniform.
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USPS Priority $4.00