[Unidentified African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters] (LOC)

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    [Unidentified African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters]

    [between 1863 and 1865]

    1 photograph : quarter-plate ambrotype ; 13.9 x 16.4 cm. (frame)

    Notes:
    Frame: Berg 7-22.
    Title devised by Library staff.
    Additional Information in collections file.
    Photograph showing soldier in uniform, wife in dress and hat, and two daughters wearing matching coats and hats. In May 1863, U.S. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton issued General Order No. 143 creating the Bureau of U. S. Colored Troops. This image was found in Cecil County, Maryland, making it likely that this soldier belonged to one of the seven U.S.C.T. regiments raised in Maryland. (Source: Matthew R. Gross and Elizabeth T. Lewin, 2010)
    Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105)
    Purchased from: Ross J. Kelbaugh: 19th and 20th Century Photographs & Militaria, Balitmore, MD, 2008.
    Published in: Kelbuagh, Ross J. The Civil War in Maryland: Rare photographs from the collections of the Maryland Historical Society and its members. Baltimore, MD: Toomey Press, 2006, p. 36.
    Echoes of glory : Arms and equipment of the Union. Alexandria, Va.: Time-Life Books, 2000, v. 1.
    Miller, William J. and Brian C. Pohanka. An illustrated history of the Civil War, Alexandria, Va.: Time-Life Books, 2000.
    "Original Maryland Civil War photographs," Paper & advertising collectors' marketplace, August 2006.
    "Rare Civil War photographs exhibited," Antiques & auction news, September 15, 2006.
    Wheeler, Linda. "Photo exhibit draws on remarkable private collections," Washington Post, September 14, 2006.
    Woodhead, Henry. Echoes of Glory. Alexandria, Va.: Time-Life Books, 1991, p. 13.

    Subjects:
    United States.--Army--People--1860-1870.
    African Americans--Military service--1860-1870.
    Soldiers--Union--1860-1870.
    Military uniforms--Union--1860-1870.
    Families--1860-1870.
    United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union.

    Format: Portrait photographs--1860-1870.
    Group portraits--1860-1870.
    Ambrotypes--1860-1870.

    Rights Info: No known restriction 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.26454

    Call Number: AMB/TIN no. 5001

    maru teru, chrisstorb, Chris Devers, and 61 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Laura Grace 53 months ago | reply

      this is wonderful, that the L of C is using flickr!

    2. good canary 53 months ago | reply

      Oh gosh. This one is beautiful!

    3. isalfiti 53 months ago | reply

      Great photo, it's good to see family unity at a difficult time.

    4. Zinaida Beaumont (Je suis Charlie) 53 months ago | reply

      Rare picture. Never seen one like that with an entire black family

    5. buckeye616 52 months ago | reply

      Warmth, love and trepidation!!

    6. tomeki28 52 months ago | reply

      OMG! This is going to be a great vintage Christmas card, thanks for sharing with us!!!

      -Melody in FL-

    7. Brule 52 months ago | reply

      Hey there Laura Grace - just spending a day catching up with LOC on flickr and there you are. Merry Christmas from Maureen and I in the snowy north. We recently visited the Lincoln Museum in Springfield Illinois and there a number of pictures individuals on display which serve to connect the viewer to the participants in the war.

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