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Armed Union Soldier wearing a Tam CDV

SOLD!!! A CDV of an armed Civil War soldier standing by a chair wearing a tam! Many Illinois soldiers wore tams for head gear in honor of General John McArthur from Chicago. General McArthur wore a tam with his uniform. Many of his soldiers did likewise. A very large pistol is holstered on his belt. There is no backmark on this CDV.

Illinois Union Soldier CDV

A really nice photograph of an Illinois soldier in the Civil War. Unfortunately this great CDV is not identified but the photographer's back mark is "Dawson & Freeman Photographers - Elgin, Ill.". The soldier is seated and you can see from the knees up. He is wearing a single breasted coat with his kepi on a table next to him.

Union Officer CDV with Maysville, KY Backmark

SOLD!!! A nice bust shot of a Union 1st Lieutenant. He is wearing a single row of buttons on his frock coat and you can see the one bar on his rank strap. In pencil on the back it says "Yours with Great Muchness". The photographer's back mark is R. McReynolds Photograph Gallery, Second Street, Maysville, Kentucky".

Seated Union Officer CDV


A nice seated photograph of an Union officer. You can see his rank straps but I can't tell what is on them. He is wearing a single row of buttons which would normally mean he was a Captain or less rank. Majors and up usually wore double breasted coats but as you know the higher officers wore what they wanted. There is no back mark on this CDV.

Armed Union Cavalry Soldier CDV


A nice CDV of an armed Union cavalry soldier! The soldier is holding his sabre and has a pistol in a holster on his hip. There is no backmark.

New York Armed Soldier CDV

A nice CDV of an armed soldier from New York. The soldier is wearing a great shell jacket with oval belt plate and is holding his rifle. The imprint on the front right of the CDV is "Photed by Scheenmaker, 282 River St. Troy, N.Y.".

General Winfield Scott CDV

General Winfield Scott was one of our most distinguished soldiers! He grew up in Virginia and fought in the War of 1812. He was badly wounded at Lundy's lane and became an international hero. He became commander-in-chief of the army in 1841 and was the acknowledge genius of the Mexican War. He ran for President in 1852 but was defeated by Franklin Pierce. He conceived the "Anaconda Plan" which in essence became the overall Federal strategy in 1864 -65. Scott requested retirement in 1861 after General McClellan was made commander of the Army of the Potomac. He died in 1866.

General John W. Geary CDV

A Pennsylvanian by birth, John White Geary served under Winfield Scott in the Mexican War. He became an engineer and then went into politics. Geary was the first mayor of San Francisco and the territorial Governor of Kansas. In June 1861 he was made Colonel of the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry. He distinguished himself in several battles and was promoted brigadier general on April 25, 1862. He was twice wounded at Cedar Mountain and returned to duty in time to command the 2nd Division of the XII Corps at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He transferred to the west and fought at Chattanooga and commanded the XX Corps on the March to the Sea. He was appointed military governor of Savannah. In 1866 he was elected Governor of Pennsylvania. He served two terms and died 18 days after expiration of his second term. There is no back mark on the CDV.

Photos of GAR Parade Denver, Colorado

Two photos of a GAR parade in Dever, Colorado. The first photograph says "Ladies Band G.A.R. Parade". The looks to be a GAR veteran walking in front. The second photograph has a couple of GAR veterans and Uncle Sam walking in the parade. Written on the photo is "G.A.R. Parade Denver". The photographs are approximately 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.

GAR Vet with Uniform, Badges, & Sword Cabinet Card

SOLD!!! A neat cabinet card with a GAR veteran decked out! He is wearing his uniform, at least six badges, GAR belt buckle, and GAR sword. His kepi has GAR on it with a Post number. On top of that the photograph is identified. On the back of the cabinet card in period ink is "Uncle Eliott - father of E___ E. Chandler - he married father's sister Abbie Frederick".

Two GAR Veterans w/ lots of Badges & Cane Tintype

SOLD!!! This is a great tintype of two GAR veterans! The GAR veteran seated has lots of badges and is holding what looks like a GAR reunion cane. This is the one with U.S. Grant on the top of the cane. He is wearing several badges. It looks like an officer's badge, a corp badge, a ladder badge and several other badges. He is wearing his GAR uniform. The second man looks related and seems to be wearing a GAR lapel pin. The tintype is approximately 3 3/8 inches by 2 3/8 inches.

GAR Veteran with Membership Badge Tintype

SOLD!!! A great tintype of a Union GAR veteran. This veteran has his GAR membership badge promimently displayed on his coat lapel. The photo is approximately 3 5/8 inches by 2 3/8 inches.

NY GAR Veteran wearing a big fur hat w/ badge CDV

SOLD!!! A really neat GAR CDV! This great photograph has a GAR veteran wearing a third model GAR badge. This is the badge everybody is looking for. The veteran is wearing a corporal's uniform with a large fur hat. The backmark on this CDV is "Hardy & Van Arnum Studio, 390 River Street, Troy, N.Y. Opp. R.R> Bridge. Copies can be had at any Time.". Don't miss this one!!

GAR Veteran w/ Officer's Badge & Shield Badge CDV

A very nice CDV of a GAR veteran wearing a GAR officer's badge and a small shield badge! This great old vet has a white beard, a great hat, and two super badges! There is no backmark on this CDV.

Union Veteran wearing GAR Uniform and Badge CDV

A nice CDV of a Union Veteran wearing his three piece GAR uniform. He has his GAR membership badge attached to his vest. There is no back mark on this CDV.

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