Civil War Photo-Gen. Isaac I. Stevens 1862

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At the outbreak of the Civil War, Stevens was commissioned as a Colonel of the 79th New York, known as the “Highlanders.” He was promoted to Brigadier General on September 28, 1861, and led troops during the Port Royal Expedition. He led a division during the Battle of Secessionville, but after suffering heavy casualties, was transferred to Virginia. He took …