Civil War Photographs
CDV’s/Carte de Vistas
Captain Sylvestor Dooly, 108th Illinois Infantry CDV

A nice bust shot of Captain Sylvestor V. Dooly of the 108th Illinois Infantry.  The backmark is "Fassett's Gallery, 122 & 124 Clark St., Chicago".  Dooly was commisioned captain of Company C of the 108th Illinois Infantry in August 1862.  He mustered out August 1865. 

SERVICE - March to Louisville, Ky., November 14-19, 1862; thence moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 21-26, and duty there till December 20. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17-24, and duty there till March 10. At Milliken's Bend, La., till April 25. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battles of Port Gibson, Miss., May 1. Champion's Hill May 16. Detached to guard prisoners from Big Black River to Memphis, Tenn., May 16-30. At Young's Point, La., during siege of Vicksburg and until July 18. Moved to Vicksburg July 18, thence to Memphis, Tenn., July 26-29, and to LaGrange, Tenn., August 5. Duty there till October 28, and at Pocahontas till November 9. At Corinth, Miss., till January 25, 1864. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., and duty there till February, 1865. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13, 1864. Brice's (or Tishamingo) Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Ripley June 11. Repulse of Forest's attack on Memphis August 21, 1864. Moved to New Orleans, La.; thence to Dauphin Island, Ala., February 28 - March 16. Operations against Mobile and its defenses March 16 - April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26 - April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty there till July 18. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., July 18 - August 5.

Mustered out August 5, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 202 Enlisted men by disease. Total 214.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lt. Henry H. Harrington, 130th Illinois Infantry CDV

A waist up image of Lt. Henry H. Harrington of the 130th Illinois Infantry.  Harrington was mustered as Quartermaster Sergeant in September 1862.  He was promoted to Quartermaster in December 1862.  He mustered out on January 21, 1865.  Written on the front of the image in period ink is "Respectfully Yours, Lieut. H.H. Harrington".  The image has a backmark of "Guay & Co.' Photographers, 75 Camp St., N.O.".  A dark stain is at the top lert top of the image but it does not affect the image of Harrington.
 

SERVICE - Duty at Fort Pickering, Memphis, Tenn., till March 27. 1863. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., March 27-31, and duty there till April 25. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Magnolia Hills, Port Gibson, May 1. Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River Bridge May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss.. May 18 - July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Reconnaissance to Pearl River July 11. Camp at Big Black till August 13. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 13, and duty there till October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3 - November 30. At New Iberia till December 6. Moved to New Orleans, thence to Pass Cavallo, Texas, December 6-20, and duty there till February, 1864. Reconnaissance on Matagorda Peninsula January 21. Moved to Algiers, thence to Franklin, La. Red River Campaign March 10 - May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria, La.. March 14-26. Bayou De Paul, Carroll's Mills, April 8. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Regiment mostly captured at Sabine Cross Roads and confined at Tyler, Texas, 13 months. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20, Garrison duty at New Orleans, La., June, 1864, to January, 1865. With 77th Illinois Infantry in Campaign against Mobile and its defenses February to April. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26 - April 9. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Expedition to Tombigbee River and McIntosh Bluffs April 13 - May 9. At Mobile till July. Regiment reorganized at Mobile July 11, 1865.

Ordered to New Orleans and mustered out August 15, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 18 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 153 Enlisted men by disease. Total 177.



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Major General Joseph "Fighting Joe" Hooker CDV

A nice seated image of Major General Joseph Hooker.  There is no backmark on this card but written on the back of the image in period ink is "Maj Genl Joseph E. Hooker - "Fighting Joe"". 
 
General Hooker started his military career at West Point and graduated in 1837.  As a first lieutenant in the Mexican War, he won brevets of all the grades through lieutenant colonel for gallant and meritorious conduct, a record not surpassed by any first lieutenant in the service.  He left the service in 1853 but was commisioned brigadier general in May 1862.  He fought with George McClellan in the eastern battles and ended up commander of the army after Fredericksburg.  It didn't last long.  At Chancellorsville, his 135,000 troops were defeated by General Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.  Hooker was sent west in September, 1863 and fought at Lookout Mountain and in the Atlanta campaign.  After General McPhereson's death at Atlanta, General Sherman promoted General Howard over Hooker.  Hooker asked to be relieved from command and his field service in the Civil War came to an end.  He continued in the army until 1868. 

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General Judson Kilpatrick CDV

A nice three quarter view of General Judson Kilpatrick.  General Kilpatrick is wearing his brigadier generals uniform and is holding his hat.  The backmark on the image is "C.D. Fredericks & Co. - New York - Habana - Paris".  The carte has been trimmed on the bottom but this does not affect the image at all.  James French is written in period ink on the back of the image.  One can only assume French was the owner of the image.
 
General Kilpatrick graduated West Point in 1861 and joined the 5th New York Infantry.  He had the distinction of being the first Regular officer wounded in action in the war at the battle of Big Bethal.  In September, 1861 he became lieutenant colonel of the 2nd New York cavalry.  He became colonel of the 2nd New York cavalry in December 1862 and on June 14, 1863 a brigadier general.   He played a credible part in virtually every important cavalry action in the eastern theater, including Beverly Ford, Stoneman's raid, and Gettysburg.  In APril 1864 he was moved to take charge of the cavalry division in William T. Sherman's forces.  He was badly wounded at Resaca, Georgia.  He was nick named "Little Kil' and "Kil-Cavalry".  After the Atlanta campaign, he followed Sherman on the March to the Sea and the Carolina campaign.  He was brevetted major general in March 1865.   

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General James B. McPhereson CDV with Nashville Backmark

A great image of General James B. McPhereson with a Nashville, Tennessee backmark.  General McPhereson was th highest ranking Union general killed in the war.  Fort Henry, Fort DOnelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, North Georgia campaign, and Atlanta were many of the battles McPhereson participated in.  He was killed on July 22, 1864 during the battle for Atlanta.  The backmark on the image is "Morse's Gallery of the Cumberland, Nashville, Tenn.".

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General James B. McPhereson CDV

A great image of General James B. McPhereson.   This image has a focused General McPhereson.  While the image does not have a backmark, this looks like it came from the series of photographs of General McPhereson taken in Nashville, Tennessee.  General McPhereson was th highest ranking Union general killed in the war.  Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, North Georgia campaign, and Atlanta were many of the battles McPhereson participated in.  He was killed on July 22, 1864 during the battle for Atlanta.

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Price: $225.00 USD

Civil War Soldier holding Saxhorn CDV

A neat image of a Civil War soldier holding a saxhorn musical instrument.  The image of the soldier is a full standing image.  He cradles his saxhorn in his arm.  The backmark on the back of the image is "WM. NICK, Traveling Artist.".

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Lester A. Lewis, Company B, 42nd Ohio Infantry CDV

Lester A. Lewis joined the 42nd Ohio Infantry in September, 1861 and was mustered out on September 30, 1864.  He enlisted as a private and was promoted Commisary Sergeant on February 12, 1863.  The image is a bust up view of Lewis in his sack coat and vest.  Written on the front of the image in period ink is "Truly yours, L.A. Lewis".  There is no backmark on the image.
 
Information on the 42nd Ohio Infantry.

Moved to Catlettsburg, Ky., December 14, 1861; then to Louisa, Ky. Garfield's Campaign against Humphrey Marshall December 23, 1861 to January 30, 1862. Advance on Paintsville, Ky., December 31, 1861 to January 7, 1862. Jennies Creek January 7. Occupation of Paintsville January 8. Middle Creek, near Prestonburg, January 10. Occupation of Prestonburg January 11. Expedition to Pound Gap, Cumberland Mountains, March 14–17, Pound Gap March 16. Cumberland Gap Campaign March 28-June 18. Cumberland Mountain April 28. Occupation of Cumberland Gap June 18 to September 16. Tazewell July 26. Operations about Cumberland Gap August 2–6. Big Springs August 3. Tazewell August 6. Evacuation of Cumberland Gap and retreat to the Ohio River September 17-October 3. Expedition to Charleston October 21-November 10. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., November 10, and duty there until December 20. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862 to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26–28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3–10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10–11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17. Duty there and at Milliken's Bend, La., until April 25. Operations from Milliken's Bend to New Carthage March 31-April 17. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25–30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Skirmish near Edwards Station May 15. Battle of Champion Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5–10. Near Clinton July 8. Siege of Jackson July 10–17, Moved to New Orleans, La., August 13. Duty at Carrollton, Berwick, and Brashear City until October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 20. Duty at Plaquemine November 21, 1863 to March 24, 1864. Provost duty at Baton Rouge until May 1. Expedition to Clinton May 1–3. Comite River May 1. Moved to Simsport May 18, thence to Morganza and duty there until September 6. Expeditions up White River July 15 and September 6–15. Moved to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., September 15, and duty there until November.


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George G. Douglas, 42nd Ohio Infantry CDV

In October, 1861 George G. Douglass enlisted as a sergeant of Company K, 42nd Ohio Infantry and served until December, 1864.  He was promoted to 1st Sergeant on April 27, 1863.  He also served as a private in Company A, 13th Ohio Infantry (90 Day unit).  Written in period ink on the front of the image is "Respecfully yours, G.G. Douglas, Bellefontaine".  The backmark on the image is "Photographed By Blizzard & Rudy, Bellafontaine, Ohio.". 
 
Information on the 42nd Ohio Infantry.

Moved to Catlettsburg, Ky., December 14, 1861; then to Louisa, Ky. Garfield's Campaign against Humphrey Marshall December 23, 1861 to January 30, 1862. Advance on Paintsville, Ky., December 31, 1861 to January 7, 1862. Jennies Creek January 7. Occupation of Paintsville January 8. Middle Creek, near Prestonburg, January 10. Occupation of Prestonburg January 11. Expedition to Pound Gap, Cumberland Mountains, March 14–17, Pound Gap March 16. Cumberland Gap Campaign March 28-June 18. Cumberland Mountain April 28. Occupation of Cumberland Gap June 18 to September 16. Tazewell July 26. Operations about Cumberland Gap August 2–6. Big Springs August 3. Tazewell August 6. Evacuation of Cumberland Gap and retreat to the Ohio River September 17-October 3. Expedition to Charleston October 21-November 10. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., November 10, and duty there until December 20. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862 to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26–28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3–10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10–11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17. Duty there and at Milliken's Bend, La., until April 25. Operations from Milliken's Bend to New Carthage March 31-April 17. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25–30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Skirmish near Edwards Station May 15. Battle of Champion Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5–10. Near Clinton July 8. Siege of Jackson July 10–17, Moved to New Orleans, La., August 13. Duty at Carrollton, Berwick, and Brashear City until October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 20. Duty at Plaquemine November 21, 1863 to March 24, 1864. Provost duty at Baton Rouge until May 1. Expedition to Clinton May 1–3. Comite River May 1. Moved to Simsport May 18, thence to Morganza and duty there until September 6. Expeditions up White River July 15 and September 6–15. Moved to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., September 15, and duty there until November.


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John Griffin, 42nd Ohio Infantry CDV

A post war image of John Griffin of Company E of the 42nd Ohio Infantry.  THe backmark of the image is "Freedle Photographer Superior & Seneca Ste., Cleveland, O.".  Griffin was wounded at Thompson's Hill, Mississippi on May 1, 1863.  He served from October, 1861 until November, 1864.
 
Information on the 2nd Ohio Infantry.

Moved to Catlettsburg, Ky., December 14, 1861; then to Louisa, Ky. Garfield's Campaign against Humphrey Marshall December 23, 1861 to January 30, 1862. Advance on Paintsville, Ky., December 31, 1861 to January 7, 1862. Jennies Creek January 7. Occupation of Paintsville January 8. Middle Creek, near Prestonburg, January 10. Occupation of Prestonburg January 11. Expedition to Pound Gap, Cumberland Mountains, March 14–17, Pound Gap March 16. Cumberland Gap Campaign March 28-June 18. Cumberland Mountain April 28. Occupation of Cumberland Gap June 18 to September 16. Tazewell July 26. Operations about Cumberland Gap August 2–6. Big Springs August 3. Tazewell August 6. Evacuation of Cumberland Gap and retreat to the Ohio River September 17-October 3. Expedition to Charleston October 21-November 10. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., November 10, and duty there until December 20. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862 to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26–28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3–10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10–11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17. Duty there and at Milliken's Bend, La., until April 25. Operations from Milliken's Bend to New Carthage March 31-April 17. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25–30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Skirmish near Edwards Station May 15. Battle of Champion Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5–10. Near Clinton July 8. Siege of Jackson July 10–17, Moved to New Orleans, La., August 13. Duty at Carrollton, Berwick, and Brashear City until October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 20. Duty at Plaquemine November 21, 1863 to March 24, 1864. Provost duty at Baton Rouge until May 1. Expedition to Clinton May 1–3. Comite River May 1. Moved to Simsport May 18, thence to Morganza and duty there until September 6. Expeditions up White River July 15 and September 6–15. Moved to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., September 15, and duty there until November.


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John W. Anderson, 42nd Ohio Infantry CDV

John W. Anderson was 20 years old when he enlisted in Company I, 42 Ohio Infantry in September, 1861.  He served for three years and mustered out in December, 1864.  He was promoted to corporal on October 26, 1862.  The image is a nice waist up photograph of Anderson as a corporal.  The image is an oval image with a printed frame around it.  The backmark is "W.H. M'Cormick, Photographer, Bellefontaine, Ohio.".  His name is signed in pencil on the back of the image.
 
Here is information on the 42nd Ohio Infnatry. 

Moved to Catlettsburg, Ky., December 14, 1861; then to Louisa, Ky. Garfield's Campaign against Humphrey Marshall December 23, 1861 to January 30, 1862. Advance on Paintsville, Ky., December 31, 1861 to January 7, 1862. Jennies Creek January 7. Occupation of Paintsville January 8. Middle Creek, near Prestonburg, January 10. Occupation of Prestonburg January 11. Expedition to Pound Gap, Cumberland Mountains, March 14–17, Pound Gap March 16. Cumberland Gap Campaign March 28-June 18. Cumberland Mountain April 28. Occupation of Cumberland Gap June 18 to September 16. Tazewell July 26. Operations about Cumberland Gap August 2–6. Big Springs August 3. Tazewell August 6. Evacuation of Cumberland Gap and retreat to the Ohio River September 17-October 3. Expedition to Charleston October 21-November 10. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., November 10, and duty there until December 20. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862 to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26–28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3–10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10–11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17. Duty there and at Milliken's Bend, La., until April 25. Operations from Milliken's Bend to New Carthage March 31-April 17. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25–30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Skirmish near Edwards Station May 15. Battle of Champion Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5–10. Near Clinton July 8. Siege of Jackson July 10–17, Moved to New Orleans, La., August 13. Duty at Carrollton, Berwick, and Brashear City until October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 20. Duty at Plaquemine November 21, 1863 to March 24, 1864. Provost duty at Baton Rouge until May 1. Expedition to Clinton May 1–3. Comite River May 1. Moved to Simsport May 18, thence to Morganza and duty there until September 6. Expeditions up White River July 15 and September 6–15. Moved to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., September 15, and duty there until November.


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General Christopher Columbus Andrews signed CDV - 3rd Minnesota Infantry

General Andrew's Civil War career began as a private in the 3rd Minnesota Infantry.  He was soon commisioned to captain.  He was captured near Murfreesboro, Tennessee in July, 1862.  After his exchange, he was promoted lieutenant colonel  and then colonel of the 3rd Minnesota.  He commanded the regiment in the Arkansas campaign of 1863.  He was appointed brigadier general in January, 1864.  He was brevetted major general due to his part in the assault and capture of Fort Blakely, Alabama, during the Mobile, Alabama campaign. 
 
The image is a bust view of General Andrew.  The backmark is "Getchell & Brownell, Photographic Artist, Washington St., Boston".  Andrews has signed his name in period ink on the back of the image.  The image has a bend in the middle of the card as seen in th photos.

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General James B. McPhereson CDV with Vicksburg Backmark

A great image of General James B. McPhereson with a Vicksburg backmark.  General McPhereson was th highest ranking Union general killed in the war.  Fort Henry, Fort DOnelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, North Georgia campaign, and Atlanta were many of the battles McPhereson participated in.  He was killed on July 22, 1864 during the battle for Atlanta.
 
While General McPhereson liked having his photograph taken, to find one with a Vicksburg backmark is especially difficult.  This image has McPhereson in an oval as a major general.  The backmark on the image is "Barr & Young, Army Photographers, Vicksburg, Mississippi".

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Medal of Honor General Manning Force CDV with Vicksburg Backmark

A hard to find image of General Manning Force of Ohio.  General Force started his Civil War career as major of the 20th Ohio Infantry.  He was promoted successively to lt. colonel, colonel, and brigadier general.  His war service was entirely under U.S. Grant and W.T. Sherman in the western armies.  He participated in Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Atlanta, and the March to the Sea.  He received a face wound at the battle for Atlanta.  At first the wound seemed fatal but Force recovered but was disfigured for life.  He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his services at Atlanta.  He was also brevetted major general "for especial gallantry before Atlanta". 
 
The image has General Force in an oval on the card.  The backmark is "Barr & Young, Army Photographers, Palace of Art, Vicksburg, Mississippi".
 
 

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General Mortimer Dormer Leggett CDV - Vicksburg Backmark

A great CDV of General Leggett with a Vicksburg backmark!  Leggett started his Civil War career as a civilian aide on tthe staff of his friend George B. McClellan.  He was commisioned colonel of the 78th Ohio Infnatry.  By the fall of 1862 leggett had progressed to brigade command and was formally commisioned on April 15, 1863, to rank from the preceding November 29.  During the campaign which culminated in the surrender of Vicksburg, Leggett was distinguished as a commander of a brigade in Logan's division of McPhereson's XVII Corps.  He participated in the Atlanta campaign and went with Sherman to the sea, and the Carolina campaign.  He was brevetted major general of volunteers as of September 1, 1864.  On August 21, 1865 Leggett was made a full major general. 
 
The image is a bust view with a blue border.  In period ink on the front of the card is "Brig. Gen. Leggett".  THe backmark is "Barr & Young, Army Photographers, Palace of Art, Vicksburg, Mississippi.".

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