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Engraving, circa 1900s (4 1/4 x 6 inch) of Benjamin F. Tracy (1830-1915), in civilian clothing, from New York. Was a lawyer and early organizer of the Republican Party he joined the Civil War in 1863 and was in the Army of the Potomac and in the Battle of the Wilderness won the Medal of Honor. He was made a General before retiring. After the war he returned to the field of law and became U.S. district attorney for the Eastern District of New York. He was famous for cracking down on the whiskey trade taxes and created a new tax code. Defended Beecher against Tilton in 1875, and decided the famous "Elevated Railroad Case" while a judge. He served Under President Harrison as Navy Secretary and played a role in the reorganization of the modern navy and was a early advocate of the civil service reform.