Lot of 5 related to the US Military Telegraph Corps, comprising 4 CDVS of identified USMT Corpsmen and a telegraph.
Telegraph, on US Military Telegraph letterhead with envelope. 5.25 x 8.5 in. Partly printed, filled out in manuscript. Sent to Lieut. Col. Bingham at General Grant's Headquarters, sent from Vicksburg on August 11, 186 from the Chief Quartermaster requesting supplies top be sent and invoiced to Lt. George S. Williams, a quartermaster in the 9th Corps.
CDV studio portrait of H.W. Gilbert in a window pane checked suit, overcoat, and hat. H.G. Taylor: Adams, NY, n.d. Pencil inscription identifies the subject as H.W. Gilbert with the USM Telgh. Memphis,Tenn. (Light impressions
CDV vignetted portrait of J.M. McAfee. N.p., n.d. Presentation inscriptions on recto and verso. Verso identifies McAfee as a Sergt. Major with the 19th Regt. (Cresased, soiled).
CDV studio portrait of a young man named Homan. Wenderoth & Taylor: Philadelphia, n.d. 912,914, & 916 Chestnut St. imprint on verso. Pencil inscriptions on verso identify the subject as a member of the Telegraph Corps and state that he was "commended for bravery as a scout. on duty at telegraph H.Q. during Lincoln Assassination." (Some scratches).
CDV studio portrait of Alphonse Peale?. J.D. Vickery: Bath, NY, n.d. Image signed, pencil inscription to verso identifying subject.
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