General Alexander Shaler

4 January 2021

General Alexander Shaler of New York is shown here on a page from Harper’s Weekly of 19 December 1874 on the occasion of his presence in Chicago to help that city’s Fire Department reorganize after a (another) major fire in July of that year. That page is online thanks to Terry Gregory on Chicagology.

Colonel Shaler commanded the 65th New York Infantry on the 1862 Maryland Campaign.

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