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PHOTO ALBUM WITH 40 TIN TYPE PHOTOS OF OFFICERS AND MEN OF COMPANY ‘C’ 19TH WISCONSIN UNION INFANTRY CIRCA 1864. 30/2 ARE IDENTIFIED, ALL RE-ENLISTED AS VETERANS IN 1864. MANY CASUALTIES OF BATTLE OF FAIR OAKS. AT THIS BATTLE THE REGIMENT NUMBERED ONLY 189 OFFICERS/MEN AND SUFFERED 144 MEN KILLED AND WOUNDED!

This is a 2 1/2 inch x 3 ¼ inch album with 40 gem size tintypes (1" x ¾") all identified to Company C of the 19th Wisconsin Infantry. All the images are in military uniforms and some with slouch hats and kepis. Album Starts with the two company officers and moves on to NCO's, then enlisted men. Album itself is in good condition, the back spine covering coming apart but still attached and album still holds its shape and brass closure clip works just fine. Photos themselves are very good too, a few darker than others but are quite difficult to photograph without getting flash back. However they are much better in reality than the pictures in the listing. Album itself dated patented 1863.

Under each identified photo is written the name of the soldier, some in ink and some in pencil.

Very rare to have so many photos of men from just one company individually photographed. Indeed from numbers, this may well be the entire company taken when mustering in to service as Veteran's in mid 1864. At this time the regiment only numbered about 250 men, so individual companies would have been down to around 40.

Code J1678        Price £1495