December 06, 2012 07:00 PM EST Cincinnati


17th Maine Volunteers Before the Wilderness, Civil War Photograph

An albumen photograph, 8 x 10 in., mounted, framed to 9.25 x 11.25 in., of the 17th Maine with officer identifications in the negative. The officers are spaced apart in the foreground, the enlisted men stand closely together in the background, and the regimental band stands to the left. Dated May 3, 1864, the photograph shows the regiment just before they joined the Battle of the Wilderness, where 26 of the men would lose their lives in addition to 141 wounded, missing, or taken prisoner. 
Estimate: $500 - $700
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