CDV of Morgan's Men at Camp Douglas

A period copy shot with typical imprint of D.F. Brandon, Camp Douglas. A superb group portrait of ten enlisted Confederate prisoners in two rows captioned 1 through 10 with their corresponding inked identification and residence on verso. Under close scrutiny a similar series of identifying numerals can be seen applied to each of the soldier’s foreheads.

All but one of the soldiers are Kentuckians. Four were apparently captured fairly early in the war at Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. The other five are Kentucky cavalrymen who rode with Morgan during the cavalier’s first raid into Kentucky in July 1862. It is worth noting that all of the men wear well made grey uniform shell jackets with standing collars and brass buttons. The inked names are: 1. Pvt. J.W. Friddle, 2nd Ky. Cav., Louisville, Ky.; 2. S.G. Adams, Nelson Co., Ky., not listed in Kentucky rosters; 3. Sgt. O.B. Norwell, 11th Va. Inf. & 1st Ky. Inf., Lynchburg, Va.; 4. Pvt. J.F. Davis, 2nd Ky. Inf., Bowling Green, Ky.; 5. Corp. T.W. Bibb, 2nd Ky. Cav., Cave City, Ky.; 6. Sgt. R.R. Simmons, 2nd Ky. Cav., Nelson Co., Ky.; 7. Corp. H.H. Barlow, 2nd Ky. Cav., Cave City, Ky.; 8. Pvt. Charles W. Haddox, 1st Ky. Inf., Logan Co., Ky.; 9. Pvt. Woodfield W. Longmore, 2nd Ky. Inf., Cave City, Ky. (POW Ft. Donelson 2/16/62, confined at Camp Morton & escaped 7/1/62, joined Morgan and wounded 7/17/62 at Cynthiana, Ky., lost leg); 10. Probably Pvt. William Lewis, 11th Ky. Cav., Warren Co., Ky.

Condition:Horizontal CDV with top and bottom trimmed to albumen. Mount with heavy wear and rounded corners. This sepia image appears dense with soft clarity. Along with the second set of lighter numerals this may indicate a period copy shot by Brandon.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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