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Civil War Double Amputee Alfred A. Stratton, Four CDVs, Plus

Lot of 6 CDVs, featuring four studio portraits of Alfred Stratton (1844-1874), who fought with Co. G, 147th New York Infantry. Three show Stratton in uniform (two uncredited), including carte in which he wears sergeant chevrons, with printed identification and service information on mount; third credited to M. Ormsbee: New York, n.d.; plus handsome portrait of Stratton in formal attire. K.W. Beniczky: New York, n.d. With two CDVs of possible Union veterans, including uncredited carte of single amputee; and young man with inked notation on verso, "Taken 1865 Chicago / S.K. Tracy." B.L. Rider: Chicago, 1865.  

Stratton was just 17 when he enlisted in August 1863 to help the 147th New York replenish the ranks after losing over 200 men at Gettysburg. He was struck by an artillery shell June 18, 1864, at Petersburg and had to have both arms amputated.

Condition:

Three CDVs of Stratton in uniform, toning to each, light scattered spotting. Some corner/edge wear to mounts. Two with two-cent revenue stamp

CDV of Stratton in formal attire: dark, rich tones. Few minor spots on image and mount. Very fine condition overall. 

CDV of single amputee: toning to image, some scattered spotting. Two-cent revenue stamp on verso. 

CDV of S.K. Tracy: toning, some spotting to image. Corner/edge wear to mount. 

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,063
11/19/2020

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