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

[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)



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.



United States.--Army--People--1860-1870.

African Americans--Military service--1860-1870.


Military uniforms--Union--1860-1870.


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


Format: Portrait photographs--1860-1870.

Group portraits--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. 5001


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Taken circa 1863