Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Major Halpine” in chapter 1 of Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2.:
The photograph was evidently intended to show General Halpine in his literary character of Private miles O'Reilly, whose war poems were among the most popular of that period.
At Fort Pulaski, Major Halpine was Assistant Adjutant-General on the staff of General David Hunter, commanding the Department of the South, which included South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
He died August 3d, 1868.
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