Buffalo Soldier James D. Cowan, 25th Infantry, Company D, Cabinet Card by O.S. Goff, ca 1888

Cabinet card of Buffalo Soldier James D. Cowan, 25th Infantry, Company D. O.S. Goff: Fort Custer, Montana, n.d., ca 1888. Imprint on verso. Photographer Orland Scott Goff (1843-1912). Inscription on verso identifies the subject, “James D. Cowan / Company D. 25 Infantry / Fort Custer, Montana / in the Year 1888 / October 28th / 21 years.” The young soldier stands with one hand on his hip wearing his uniform including his five-button jacket and hat. Two companies of the 25th Infantry were stationed at Fort Custer starting in May 1888 and other images of Buffalo Soldiers by O.S. Goff are extant.


Some spotting and even toning. 

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