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Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), (c. 1849-1893) [Mary E. Walker]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06209 Author/Creator: Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), (c. 1849-1893) Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: 1865 ca. Pagination: 1 carte de visite ; 10.2 x 6.2 cm.

Carte de visite as assistant surgeon in the Union Army, wearing medal of honor. With blue 2-cent playing card stamp on verso. Date inferred from date of her award which was late 1865. See also GLC05152, Cabinet card by Bell.

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