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[Unidentified child named Carl who became a soldier; with handwritten note and lock of hair in case] (LOC)

[Unidentified child named Carl who became a soldier; with handwritten note and lock of hair in case]


[ca. 1856]


1 photograph : double ninth-plate tintype ; 7.5 x 11.8 cm. (case) +



Inscription on handwritten note: "My beloved son Carl taken from me on April 1, 1865, at age 18, killed at Dinwiddie. Flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." (Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 2)

Case: Berg 3-47.

Title devised by Library staff.

Additional information in collections file.

Photo shows a childhood image of a soldier named Carl. He was killed in combat during the fighting at Dinwiddie Court House (March 31) and Five Forks (April 1), shortly before Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. (Source: Matthew R. Gross and Elizabeth T. Lewin, 2010)

Possible identification: Carlos E. Rogers of Company K, 185th New York, who was killed on either March 29 or 30, 1865, at Quaker Road in Dinwiddie County. (Source: North South Trader's Civil War, vol. 35, 2010, p. 55)

Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105)




United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel.


Format: Memorabilia--1860-1870.


Portrait photographs--1860-1870.



Rights Info: No known restriction on publication.


Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,


Part Of: Ambrotype/Tintype filing series (Library of Congress) (DLC) 2010650518

Liljenquist Family collection (Library of Congress) (DLC) 2010650519


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Call Number: AMB/TIN no. 2030


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Taken sometime in 1856