[Unidentified young soldier in Union uniform with bayoneted musket, knife, and revolver] (LOC)

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    [Unidentified young soldier in Union uniform with bayoneted musket, knife, and revolver]

    [between 1861 and 1865]

    1 photograph : sixth-plate ambrotype, hand-colored ; 9.3 x 8.1 cm (case)

    Title devised by Library staff.
    Case: Leather geometric vines/leaves.
    Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105).

    United States.--Army--People--1860-1870.
    Military uniforms--Union--1860-1870.
    United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union.

    Format: Portrait photographs--1860-1870.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

    Part Of: Ambrotype/Tintype filing series (Library of Congress) (DLC) 2010650518
    Liljenquist Family collection (Library of Congress) (DLC) 2010650519

    More information about this collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj

    Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.26860

    Call Number: AMB/TIN no. 2009

    Taifighta, Zeitgeist Mama, and 23 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. tammybeck 71 months ago | reply

      it does look like a female, however the boy is so young he does not look "manly" yet

    2. jmc33vavols 71 months ago | reply

      May be a woman, more than a few posed as men throughout the war, and even carried on as men til their deaths

    3. Purple Palindrome 71 months ago | reply

      Looks like a woman to me!

    4. Silverbluestar 71 months ago | reply

      My very first impression was that this is a women and I can see I'm not the only one! I'd love to know the true story behind this!

    5. Casey McKinnon 71 months ago | reply

      Absolutely looks like a woman to me. No disrespect to him/her.

    6. Buttons McTavish 71 months ago | reply

      I thought it looked like a woman, immediately.

    7. Paul de Gregorio 71 months ago | reply

      I didn't mean any disrespect to the person in the shot.

      Just got a bit carried away with the thought that it might be a woman dressing as a man in order to take part.

      It's a great picture.

    8. Excitable Eggplant 71 months ago | reply

      I immediately thought this person may have been a woman also. I too would love to know this person's story either way.

    9. Martyn William 71 months ago | reply

      Baby boy ! So young - all these images are so beautiful and very moving to look at.

    10. Yankee_Belle 70 months ago | reply

      I immediately thought it was a female too. But in all likelihood, just a very young male soldier. These photos are just amazing!

    11. Buttons McTavish 70 months ago | reply

      Regardless of whether this is a portrait of a young man or women, there is a good amount of interesting information on women soldiers in the civil war: americancivilwar.com/women/

    12. meribor82 70 months ago | reply

      I also think this looks like a young woman. Look at the hips, seemingly wider than the waist.

    13. a_bedealia 66 months ago | reply

      ummm... maybe I'm seeing too much into this picture, but to me it this looks like a PREGNANT young woman, it looks like theres a good sized baby bump there- she's pretty far from being able to button that bottom button

    14. ambivalent sleuth 66 months ago | reply

      Would a female have posed for a photograph? Most photographs were for family and would they have wanted them to know they had enlisted in disguise?

    15. ErynsMom03 66 months ago | reply

      it looks like a young woman. could she be pregnant?

    16. Buttons McTavish 55 months ago | reply

      would guess that added bulk around the middle might help disguise what's on top...

    17. biggrinmastiff 47 months ago | reply

      10 year old boy

    18. artmelyboy 29 months ago | reply

      A woman! There were about 400 of them, disguised as men.

    19. bigdave196763 29 months ago | reply

      I wonder if he lived to see the end of the Civil War?

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