BILBROUGH, J.E., photographer. Studio portrait of Medal of Honor recipient James Hill (1822-1899). Dubuque, IA, n.d.
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. CDV on cardstock mount (upper edge toned, light scuffs, corners clipped). Signed on verso "Yours, Very Sincerely, James Hill." A second, period hand identifies him as a "Chaplin [sic] and Lieut."
Hill enlisted on 8/9/62 as a 1st lieut. 8/23/62 commissioned into Co. I of the 21st IA Infantry. Promoted to Chaplain on 8/4/1863. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his skillful and brave management, capturing three enemy pickets at Champion's Hill, MS on 5/16/1863.
Collection includes four additional portraits of soldiers from the 21st IA Infantry:
PEAVEY, L. photographer. CDV studio portrait of William A. Benton. McGregor, IA, n.d. (8/11/62 enlisted as captain, 8/22/62 commissioned into Co. G, 5/26/63 resigned). Inscribed to recto and verso. -- Tintype studio portrait of Charles Husted. N.p., n.d. (8/5/62 enlisted as 7th corporal, 8/22/62 mustered in to Co. F, 1/8/63 promotion to 6th corp., 2/24/63 promotion to 4th corp., 9/13/63 promotion to 1st corp., 1/28/64 promotion to 5th sergt., 8/2/64 promotion to 3rd sergt., 7/15/65 mustered out at Baton Rouge). Inscribed to mount recto. -- BILBROUGH, J.E., photographer. CDV studio portrait of Henry J. Harger. Dubuque, IA., n.d. (8/4/62 enlisted as 2nd lieut., 8/23/62 commissioned into Co. K, 6/15/62 promoted to 1st lieut., 1/7/64 resigned). Period inscription to verso. -- Vignetted studio portrait of Jesse M. Harrison. N.p., n.d. (7/1/62 enlisted as captain, 8/20/62 commissioned into Co. C, 5/22/63 WIA at Vicksburg, MS, 12/28/64 discharged for wounds). Signed to verso.
CDV vignetted studio portrait of John A. Cruzan. N.p., n.d. (5/20/61 enlisted as private, 6/8/61 mustered into Co. F of 3rd IA Infantry, 6/8/64 mustered out at Davenport, IA). Inscribed to verso.
ENSMINGER & FULK, photographers. CDV vignetted studio portrait of William G. Donnan. Independence, IA, n.d. (8/14/62 enlisted as 2nd lieut., 10/3/62 commissioned into Co. H of 27th IA Infantry, 4/10/63 promotion to 1st lieut., 8/8/65 mustered out at Clinton, IA). Signed to verso.
CDV vignetted studio portrait of abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887). N.p., n.d. Period inscription identifying Beecher to verso.
4 tintype portraits and 35 CDVS portraits of women, men, and some young children many taken by Iowan photographers including J.P. Sharman (Des Moines), W.F. Kilborn (Cedar Rapids), J. Blackhall (Clinton), S. Root (Dubuque), L.H. Freeborn (Des Moines), and William M. Keys (Elkader).
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