Group of 20 CDVs, most depicting men and identified in period ink on verso.
Some of the subjects may have served together in the Civil War, others may be neighbors. The group resembles a family CDV album, containing views of former servicemen, community members, and extended family. All of these individuals who are identified are noted as being from somewhere in Pennsylvania.
The first four images are portraits comprised of two or three men: John Chester White, Thomas Gray - Phila., March 1863; William Duncan - Harrisburg, Doctor Myers - Pittsburg, Thomas Gray - Phila., May 1864; Bill Cooper - Lancaster, Tom Gray - Phila. June 30th, 1864; Thomas F. Coryell - Phila., Thomas Gray - Phila., May 1864.
The next group are all single males: Gus Lyon - Phila., Dec. 17, 1865; Samuel G. Hall - Phila., March 1864; Chas. E. Shadaker - Phila., March 1864; James B. Dow, Jr. - Phila. Aug. 20, 1866; Charles A. Gallagher - Phila., April 1864; John Gallagher - Phila., Sept. 1863; Thomas Myerly - Phila., Oct. 6, 1866; Frank G. Cotter - Phila., March 1864; John Fitzpatrick - Lancaster, April 1864; Frank Parvin - Pottsville, July 22, 1864; W.H. Taylor (in pencil); John Story, March 13, 1865 (in pencil).
Of the women, only Mrs. Andrew Scott, Phila., Dec. 1863 is ID'd. The other two women and one man are not identified. Many of these men served in the Civil War (Thomas Coryell was a captain in the 214th PA Infy.; John Chester White served in 17th PA, 21st PA, then transferred to the regular army, first the 11th Infantry, then the 10th Infantry. He continued service after the war, retiring in 1883. Frank Cotter - 20th PA; Frank Parvin 6th PA; there are too many Myers, Grays, Coopers, Fitzpatricks, etc. to identify, but these guys are likely among them.) On the back of John Gallagher's CDV is a newspaper clipping about his appointment to Rio de Janiero.
Generally good. About half have clipped corners (again, common in albums).
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