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Unknown Unidentified cavalryman seated, full-length [tintype] [cased]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0489 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 tintype 12 x 9.8 cm

Summary of Content: Possibly taken in the field (see dirt and debris on ground). The man wears a buttoned-up overcoat and knee boots. Cased. 1/4 plate.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryCavalry

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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