[CIVIL WAR]. A group of 5 CDVs of Louisiana soldiers, incl. Captain Stephen Hubbard, 1st LA Heavy Artillery and Lieutenant Colonel A.G. Hall, 2nd LA Native Guard.

Standing portrait of "Capt. Stephen L. Hubbard. Co. A, First La. Heavy Artillery" (penciled identification on verso) with sword in his belt. New Orleans: B. Moses, [1860s] (toning and staining on mount). HDS notes that Hubbard enlisted on 5/1/1864 at New Orleans, LA as a captain and was commissioned into Co. A. USCT 10th Heavy Artillery.

[With:] Studio portrait of 2 Union officers affectionately posed together, incl. "A.G. Hall, Lt. Col. 2d. R.L. N.G." and "L.M. Waters(?), ? and Surg. 2d La. N.G." (inked identifications or autographs on verso). New Orleans: E. Jacobs, [1860s] (toning, some soling to print; soiling, corner and edge wear to mount). The seated subject may be "Alfred G. Hall," who enlisted on 10/20/1861 as a 1st lieutenant and mustered into Field & Staff CT 9th Infantry, 11/25/1861; then was discharged for promotion to lieutenant colonel on 10/12/1862 and commissioned into Field & Staff USCT 74th Infantry. He was dismissed on 10/27/1865. The inscriptions indicate that both officers served with the 2nd LA Native Guard Regiment, which was organized in New Orleans in October 1862, and assigned to the defenses of New Orleans to December 1862. It operated in Louisiana until January 1863, when it was sent to Ship Island, Mississippi. As with its related regiment, the 1st Louisiana Native Guard, the field grade officers (colonels, lieutenant colonels and majors) were white, and the original line officers were African American. The designation of the regiment was changed to 2nd Regiment, Corps d' Afrique in 1863, and it was on garrison duty at Ship Island from June 1863 to April 1864. The regiment designation was again changed to 74th United States Colored Troops in April 1864 and it was attached to defenses of New Orleans until October 1864. It remained on garrison at Ship Island and mustered out in October 1865.

[With:] Hand-colored CDV of cavalry officer standing in studio, his hand resting on a chair lightly tinted green. New Orleans: Leeson, [1860s] (loss top left corner of print, few spots; light corner and edge wear to mount). -- Standing portrait of cavalry private with sword tucked in his belt, with later penciled identification suggesting the subject may have served with the 1st LA Cavalry or 1st Regiment Cavalry, Corps d'Afrique. New Orleans: Anderson's Photographic Gallery, [1860s] (few spots to print; spotting, some soiling, corner and edge wear to mount). -- Standing view of mustached soldier. New Orleans: J.A. Sheldon, [1860s] (image a bit light; few stains/smudges to mount). 3-cent revenue stamp on verso. 

Together, 5 CDVs, 2 1/4 x 3 5/8 in. or smaller, on cardstock mounts. 

Provenance:Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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