CDV OF BRIG, GEN. RICHARD M. GANO, CSA
Armed view of this Texas-Kentucky notable, penciled “Dick Gano” on verso over “Porter’s Gallery, Cincinnati” imprint.
This CDV of Richard Montgomery Gano (1830-1913) taken as captain dates to the spring of 1862 at which time Gano’s reorganized squadron of Texan’s became Company G, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry in Morgan’s command. Gano rode in Morgan’s first Kentucky raid in July 1862 and is not known to have been captured despite the Cincinnati back mark. Afterwards, he was promoted major and commanded a small battalion during the engagement at Gallatin, Tennessee on August 12, 1862. This same photo sold for $3,818.75 at Cowan’s Auctions
After the war Gano dedicated his life to the ministry serving as a Disciple of Christ for 45 years. As a rancher he became a renowned expert in aminal husbandry and later extended his pursuits to real estate and banking. Active in the United Confederate Veteran’s, Gano died at Dallas on March 27, 1913 and was buried in Oakland Cemetery